How to display boot splash image on embedded linux device using fbsplash?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 13, 2011
Hello. I'm working on a project to have our company logo image display on the screen during bootup. Our platform is an embedded Linux device running on a custom configured linux kernel 126.96.36.199. Our development distro is Ubuntu 10.04.
I am currently trying to get fbsplash to work on our device with no luck so far. I am new to this and need some help. Can fbsplash work on an embedded device?
Can fbsplash work on an embedded Linux device?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 13, 2011
Hello. I'm trying to get fbsplash to work on an embedded medical device running X-Linux with kernel 188.8.131.52. Our development distro. is Ubuntu 10.04
Does anybody know if fbsplash can work on embedded systems?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 17, 2006
This howto was written for Breezy, when usplash could only support splash screens of 640x400 with 16 colors. Since Edgy, usplash supports higher resolutions and 256 colors, which is more than enough for a pretty splash screen (like the default splashes for Ubuntu and Kubuntu).
The work required to install fbsplash and the problems it causes (proprietary drivers, kernel updates etc.) is not worth the extra color depth (the default splash screens look good with only 256 colors) and the pretty terminal backgrounds (since you're not supposed to use the terminal in Ubuntu at all), therefore I recommend you don't use it.
FBsplash howto v2.0
Here is what you will get once you finish this howto:
Thanks go to Jean-Damien Durand, who ported Gentoo's fbsplash to Debian, and then later made it compatible with Ubuntu. Most of the work was done by him.
Parts of this howto are based on his howto for Debian and a few kernel compilation howtos from ubuntuforums.
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