Re: [ANNOUNCE] Animated framebuffer logo for 2.4.1

From: Peter Kundrat (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 12:18:00 EST

On Sun, Feb 11, 2001 at 11:47:18PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Right. Add the option. Default to "spew mode",
> > but make it easy for distributions to show people
> > a non-threatening boot process.
> Wrong.
> >
> > Since, as Christophe mentions, the boot messages would
> > still be accessible via CTRL-ALT-F2, I don't see what
> > the problem is with at least making this an option.
> If your system crashes hard, you have only graphical logo to stare
> at. Any warning messages are hidden. Not good.

One good compromise would be a small scrolling window with a few last kernel messages.
Another option would be to turn it off for next boot (assuming it is reproducible),
either by setting bootparam or pressing alt-f2 early enough.


Peter Kundrat
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