Suggestion -- Was: Is the boot logo politically correct?

Paul Bunyk (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 19:45:22 -0400 (EDT)

Hmm, we need at least three penguins:

1) Funky one --- with beer, sunglasses and whatever one finds
appropriate for him/herself.

2) "Dilbertian" one --- rather tired of convincing pointy-hair
managers that he is a nice creature, but still wearing a tie and a

3) a world-dominating one, with a martini glass and puffing a
nice cigar. (not politically correct, but who would give a fsck ;) ).

And it would be nice to have it stay on screen in background while
boot messages scroll by. Actually it is possible to do with a bit of
palette magic: say, 128 colors allocated for a penguin, the rest is
bright white and one just toggles the MSB in a byte to draw/remove a
character dot.

And of course it is completely off-topic for kernel development and no
way an excuse for kernel bloat, it is just my terrible headache which
makes me write this message. On the other hand maybe someone would
find it useful to be able to put something in the background on
character console...


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