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Subject[PATCH] fbdev logo (fwd)


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Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 21:01:41 +0200 (CEST)
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Subject: [PATCH] fbdev logo

Hi Linus,

This patch fixes a few bugs in the penguin logo code of the fbdev (frame buffer
device) subsystem:

- Technical fixes:
o The colors of the 16-color penguin logo are wrong. The logo looks like
a psychedelic penguin holding a glass of beer (or LSD?). This is caused
by a bug fix in the console subsystem that no longer allows us to use
an old color palette hack. This problem is ca. 9 months old!
Solution: replace the logo by a new one that uses colors from the
standard console palette only.
o Remove an obsolete #include.
o Remove an obsolete logo file in drivers/char/sgi/ (it was removed from
the Linux/MIPS CVS tree some months ago).
o Use __HAVE_ARCH_LINUX_LOGO* defines to determine logo inclusion in the
include files.

- Political fixes:
o There were still some penguins left carrying a glass of beer or wine.
This problem is about 2 years old!

- Aesthetical fixes:
o Upgrade the logos to an anti-aliased variant with pleasant halo-effect.

Some of these fixes are already in Alan's tree. I'll make sure he gets a copy
of the patch relative to his tree, and will post this message to linux-kernel
(with a link to the patch).

You can find a table showing the old and new logos at my web page:

Thanks for applying this patch!

[ patch removed, look at the web page ]



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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