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SubjectRe: Make the init-process look like the StarWars Credits
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Rob Couto <rpc@cafe4111.org> 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 ;)
>
> http://www.bootsplash.org 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
course.

--
Måns Rullgård
mru@kth.se

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