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SubjectRe: Bootscreen
Hi there,

On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 09:48:55AM -0800, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
[Linux and Bootscreens]

> I think it's a better plan to justify new features with an explantion
> of why we should have something, rather than than saying there's no
> reason we shouldn't.

Ok, I would say there are several reasons:

- People like themes and this makes the theme madness more

- Some people get nervous, if they see text (esp. slow
readers for obvious reasons)

- Other people consider graphics archaic and "uncool"

The last 2 apply to kids as well.

So there are usability concerns and the boot might be the right
place to implement that kind bootscreen retainment.

Showing the dmesg log buffer on panic or BUG would be a nice
thing, to retain usability in that case as well.


Ingo Oeser
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