Joel Newkirk freerunner at
Sat May 9 03:41:46 CEST 2009

On Sat, 9 May 2009 00:44:32 +0200
David Reyes Samblas Martinez <david at> wrote:

> It's a pitty Qi doesn't has bootsplash It really fits
> 2009/5/9 Joerg Reisenweber <joerg at>:
> > uBoot splashscreen
> >
> >
> >

Some time ago I customized /etc/init.d/banner for Qi to fill the gap
(IE 40 seconds of blank screen) left with Qi lacking splash. 

The one I use is attached as banner-om, displaying the Openmoko logo.
(I'd been trying to print a random Lao Tze quote beneath it, but could
only get random with bash, and bash barfed on the ASCII art for some

I just created another, attached as banner-dp. (Hint: Use Gimp,
scale & crop your logo or image to 150x150, scale again to 75 vertical
only, then save as ASCII art - and you'll have to search&replace to
make sure there's no ` backquote characters in the image)

I use ANSI codes to print the OM logo in orange, and the DP logo in
green.  I thought about working on getting the tongue red, not sure if
it's worth the effort to me though.

If your distro doesn't already have banner, you'll need to symlink it
to something like /etc/rcS.d/S03banner

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