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SubjectRe: [patch] Make linux logo centered, add margins, etc. for 2.2.17
Torrey Hoffman <> wrote:
> This is a patch to linux-2.2.17.
> As you all probably know, the current framebuffer driver (fbcon.c)
> displays an 80x80 pixel penguin logo at the top left of the screen.
> This patch modifies fbcon.c to display the linux logo centered
> horizontally, with optional margins (LOGO_MARGIN) above and below.
> The boot console displays in the remaining space.

I've also developed a patch (posted just now to lkml), that
does nearly the same thing for the 2.4.x series kernels. The
major difference is that I use a PPM file (and have a conversion
utility in linux/scripts/ called ppmtolinuxlogo.c), and mine
can be configured out of the kernel from a

Please feel free to rip out the ppmtolinuxlogo.c and put it
in your patch, if you would like. Also, you may want to look at
the Makefile dependencies and changes
to improve your patch.

I also have a 2.2.x version of my patch, but I can forward
you that in private email if you would like. Very little changed.

Jason McMullan, Senior Linux Consultant, Linuxcare, Inc.
412.422.8077 tel, 412.656.3519 cell, 415.701.0792 fax,
Linuxcare. Support for the revolution.
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