Re: Boot Logo Questions....

Gerd Knorr (
Mon, 18 May 1998 23:24:18 +0200 (MEST)

> At least I was right about that. Now, can you possibly answer the
> other parts of the question for me:

[ ... ]

I'm running a hacked version of the kernel. Patches mailed a few days ago
to linux-kernel (look for "framebuffer" in the subject, there are two
versions). The real-mode startup code of the kernel switches to graphics
mode (using VBE 2.0). You'll get a framebuffer device and a console on
top if this (like the m68k port already has for a long time -- there is no
textmode on atari, amiga and macintoy boxes).

The console is a bit slower becauce of graphic mode, but there is nearly
no difference otherwise. You can run XF68_FBDev. That way you have X11
Support for every VBE 2.0 compilant card.


PS: And, yes, you get a boot logo. I got that "for free" from the basic
fbcon code, check linux/drivers/video. It is really nice one.

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