changing boot splash screen
freebsdbeni at spymac.com
Sun Oct 9 02:45:04 PDT 2005
On Saturday 08 October 2005 21:11, you wrote:
> FreeBsdBeni wrote:
> >Hi list,
> >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 :
> >\ Loader.rc
> >\ $FreeBSD: src/sys/boot/i386/loader/loader.rc,v 1.2 2003/11/21 19:01:02
> > dcs Exp $
> >\ Includes additional commands
> >include /boot/loader.4th
> >\ Reads and processes loader.rc
> >\ Tests for password -- executes autoboot first if a password was defined
> >\ Load in the boot menu
> >include /boot/beastie.4th
> >\ Start the boot menu
> >And my /boot/loader.conf :
> ># snd_driver_load="YES"
> ># ndis_load="YES"
> ># if_pff_load="YES"
> >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 ....
> Kevin Kinsey
Downloaded the 320-bitmap but still no luck : I get beastie and the startup
menu and then the messages from the bootup come...
But thx for the info !
Little follow-up... Just checked dmesg and found this :
module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (splash_bmp, 0xc0a23810, 0) error 2
But my /var/log/messages shows nothing.
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