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    SubjectRe: Make the init-process look like the StarWars Credits
    Rob Couto <> writes:

    > On Friday 09 January 2004 11:55, Niels Ippensen wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> I was wondering if there is a way to make the boot-process look
    >> StarWars-like:
    >> lalallaal
    >> llalalallalalalalalalalalala
    >> lalalalalalalaalallalalalalalalalallala
    >> and let it scroll up the screen. I would think that this could be done
    >> with the Framebuffer-Device. Maybe something like fblogo or so.
    >> Thanks,
    >> Niels
    > if your processor is so fast that it gets bored waiting for your disk, that
    > could be cool ;)
    > has the utils for full-screen fb logo and
    > other stuff, i.e. fbmngplay and fbtruetype, playback mng anims and
    > drop text in any size/color/position on the screen in a TrueType
    > font. mix that together with some nice bilinear filtering and you'd
    > have the beginning of a jaw-dropping misuse of CPU :)
    > so in other words, without examining the practicality, yes. the fb
    > can do that if the kernel console that gets rendered to the fb can
    > be piped thru a gimpy pre-processor. sounds like fun. maybe one
    > could even borrow the code from the starwars XScreenSaver to do the
    > pretty rendering, since it already takes plaintext input.

    I suppose it would be possible to use 3D features of the graphics
    chip. It would require a rather massive hacking in the fb driver, of

    Måns Rullgård

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