splash screen does go away

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Jun 15 21:17:16 UTC 2010

On Tue, 15 Jun 2010, David DEMELIER wrote:

> I just wanted to try a splash at boot, so I compiled my kernel with
> these options :
> device          splash
> options         SC_PIXEL_MODE
> options         VESA
> options         X86BIOS
> And added to my /boot/loader.conf :
> splash_bmp_load="YES"
> bitmap_load="YES"
> bitmap_name="/boot/splash.bmp"
> Where splash.bmp is a 1024x768 picture.
> It works well, but after the boot, the splash does not die and I must
> press some key to remove it. For the moment I found a workaround to
> prevent this by adding to the /etc/rc.conf :
> allscreens_flags="MODE_291"
> Is this behavior expected or is it a bug?

Don't know if it's a bug, but the splash screen is also used as a screen 
saver blank screen in some interaction I've never quite figured out.

See vidcontrol's -t option and allscreens_flags in 

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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