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SubjectRe: Simple, effective boot graphic (fwd)
On Sat, 22 Jun 1996, Matthias Urlichs wrote:

> In linux.dev.kernel, article <Pine.LNX.3.92.960620134457.241A-100000@jtoppe.hiwaay.net>,
> Jochen Toppe <jtoppe@hiwaay.net> writes:
> >
> > really want it? Oh, and the only cool way to do this would be to
> > have the logo up in a corner, and have the bootup messages scroll
> > by at the same time, but that would be a little impractical from
> > the coding perspective.. --> kernel bloat with unnecessary stuff =(
> >
> The kernel already has all the neat VT102 stuff in it, which includes
> a function to define a scroll region. Problem solved.

This is so stupid. If you want a neat graphic at boot up get a damned
mac. If you want x for your login set it in inittab. If you boot a real
OS a someone in this discussion pointed out you get messages. If
something goes wrong you can trouble shoot it. Try that with a mac when
it sh*ts the bed.

One more thing that can wrong at bootup is one more thing Linux doesn't
need. Think long and hard before you add stupid gizmos that add no "real"
functionality.

Mark Menard

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