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Author Topic: [SOLVED] widescreen bootsplashes  (Read 1767 times)
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« on: May 06, 2010, 08:10:14 pm »

anyone have 1280x768, 1280x800, or similar bootsplashes set up?
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 08:14:54 pm »

Yep.... Doesn't work so well when you yank the splash=silent out. Text scrolls up just on the inside of the border. May have to yank the graphics out  and let it do its thing in black and white.  I just checked. Mine boots and stays at 1440x900.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 08:44:53 pm »

Thanks for the reply.

What bootsplash and silent images are you using, and where/how did you come up with a .cfg file for them?
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 08:51:10 pm »

It was all set up via Grub with SOHO 6. Didn't have to do a thing with it, other than modify the settings to remove the silent splash. I hate that. I WANT to see what's going on.  Cheesy

Looks like the background image is: silent-1024x768.jpg

I should find something that fits my resolution better.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 09:44:18 pm »

OK, that's what I suspected. I'm working on std-style bootsplashes: verbose, silent, and their config. Just didn't want to be creating what I could be d/l'ing. I'm doing 1280x800 and 1280x768.

Tell me, as-is, does the logo appear shortened, that is, longer on the horizontal axis?

1280x800 should work for you at 1440x900 if you rescale canvas in gimp or so and do minor edit to the .cfg. Course then you have to get it into the initrd; /sbin/VLbspash-switch -- and thus VASM -- isn't set up to handle "non-standard" sizes. Modifying the script would take longer this time, because putting all available sizes into the initrd would make it too large, imo.

Don't expect my output too soon. Severe time limitations, and I failed fingerpainting. I kid you not.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 10:06:01 pm »

BTW, those interested in working with the current bootsplash implementation should grab http://www.bootsplash.org/Config before it disappears.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010, 09:14:07 am »

The bootsplash settings (as far as which bootsplash is shown at least) are not set in the initrd. Look in /etc/bootsplash/themes. Whatever folder the "current" folder links to is the one that is used. Something that may help here is script/application that I made a while back. It takes a .jpg image and sets it up as the bootsplash picture. It's not set up for larger than usual sizes either but some of the commands I used it may help. It's called BTC and is available through Gslapt. The executable script installs to /sbin. It's called BTC-v1.7.sh. HTH
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 10:10:41 pm »

Thanks for the pointer to BTC - I was already looking at an earlier version from a forum post. BTC (as you know Tongue) calls VLbsplash-switch, which calls splash to replace the initrd, then runs lilo.

I don't know why this must be in the initrd, as none of it appears on-screen until after / is mounted read-only. Not gonna mess with it, tho.

I now have bootsplash-1280x800 and silent-1280x800 installed and working on my system. Changes are required to init scripts, and the installation method differs. Was going to just post instructions for these, but it should be a package. Once I've made the package, where/how do I share it? The package will contain the changes, images sold seperately. Anyone with minimally functional vision will want to replace my images with their own Cheesy

My personal version of the text bootsplash includes a progress bar in the border, but I won't be distributing that. The changes just to make wide splashes function like the originals are plenty hacky. Adding the bar to text splash increases hackiness by a factor of twelve.

retired1af: 1280x800 is the same aspect ratio as 1440x900. When I can finish, you can use as-is at 1280x800, or rescale the images and write a new .cfg. That's not too hard when you have .cfg's from several resolutions to look at.

Last post in this forum. Images to Artwork forum (in hopes someone can do better) and info and package to whereever is suggested.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 05:10:23 am »

I'll most likely eventually rip the image out. I prefer to see the scrolling text on boot, and no image will make that much easier to do.
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 04:54:53 pm »

retired1af:
Keep the splash=silent yanked out, and comment out the initrd line, then re-run lilo (or grub).

I know this works for light, I believe it will work with other flavors. The "text splash" may show itself at shutdown, but you'll be gone by then, right?

For sure, the only thing in light's initrd is splash and the images; or at least initrd is not needed if you don't use them. Again, I'm only guessing that goes for all flavors for the time being.
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 12:51:03 pm »

I found a nifty little tutorial regarding splash screens and GRUB2.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Rescue%20Mode

Some good info there. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2010, 10:51:21 pm »

Running through my old posts and marking "solved" where approriate. Odd as it may be to mark a Lounge thread solved, it is. Or at least I'm done with it. http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=11752.0

I'm still interested in knowing whether anyone's using splash screen resolutions that aren't in the old 3:5 aspect ratio. 1440x900? Higher?
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