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SubjectRe: Bootscreen
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On Tue, 2003-01-28 at 11:48, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously John Bradford wrote:
> > There are applications where it is not appropriate to have it, though,
> > what if you were using Linux in an embedded device such as a set top
> > box?
>
> Kiosks and things like ATMs are another place where you do not want
> a bootscreen. You do not want to possibly confuse customers with
> stuff that they can't understand but show a nice friendly message saying
> 'the system is currently unavailable'.

The real question is whether you want to do this in the kernel or simply at
the moment the kernel flips to user space. An init can easily open vt2,
draw a pretty boot screen with something like nanogui or bogl and then
continue to spew the text to vt1 so anyone can see the text messages if
need be.


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