changing boot splash screen
kdk at daleco.biz
Sat Oct 8 12:12:39 PDT 2005
>System : 5.4-RELEASE-p7
>I'm trying to change the default boot splash screen from beastie to bmp-file.
>Here's my /boot/loader.rc :
>\ $FreeBSD: src/sys/boot/i386/loader/loader.rc,v 1.2 2003/11/21 19:01:02 dcs
>\ Includes additional commands
>\ Reads and processes loader.rc
>\ Tests for password -- executes autoboot first if a password was defined
>\ Load in the boot menu
>\ Start the boot menu
>And my /boot/loader.conf :
>In my kernel I have an "options VESA".
>I have a /boot/splash.bmp which is a 8 bpp 640x480 bitmap (from
>http://www.baldwin.cx/splash/saturn_1_640.bmp) where I read the instructions
>on how to change the splash screen too (and I did a "man splash"...).
>But when I boot my pc, I dont get a nice bitmap splash screen ! I tried whith
>commenting out in loader.rc the "include /boot/beastie.4th" and
>"beastie-start" lines, but then I get no bootmenu at all.
>How do I get a nice splash screen ? Hints and/or tips are welcome :-)
Well, you don't, but you do. The splash module won't load the bitmap
until after the "beastie menu", anyway. And your bitmap is the right
depth, but it's too large, I think. I believe I answered this question
about a week ago ... check the archives. I think it was 320xnnn ....
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