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SubjectRe: Bootscreen
* Alan Cox <> [030128 15:50]:
> On Tue, 2003-01-28 at 12:10, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > It's not too much to even state that almost any computer working with
> > Linux 2.4+ can do 800x600 or 1024x768. Anything below that can be
> > considered a special case, regarding the numbers out there. But that
> > does not influence the possibility of using a bootsplash graphics.
> > On a system you can't use it properly, you probably also would not
> > want it (i.e. use normal text mode boot instead of a framebuffer
> > driver)
> Lots of systems cannot do 800x600 or 1024x768. Some of them cannot
> do 640x480 very well but 640x480 is safe except for weird kit because
> of the VGA mode support.

Safe or not safe depends highly on the kind of hardware we are talking
about. To clarify: 1024x768 is not a problem on most new PCs bought
today. For a PDA or embedded system you maybe only have 320x244.
My point was rather, if the graphics hardware cannot display a graphical
bootup without drawbacks, it does not hurt to disable it and go back to


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