2008 WTF??

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Sat Aug 9 20:33:16 CEST 2008

Am Samstag 09 August 2008 18:11:11 schrieb Mike Montour:
> Scott wrote:
> > Booting up...  Could it be any more confusing??  First the OM screen,
> > then the standard linux text scrolling, then the boots, then blank, then
> > the boots again, then some more text, then blank again???  WTF over?
> > Can't we have just one damn boot screen?
> The first one ("OM screen") lives in a dedicated flash partition and is
> loaded by u-boot. It could be updated by the opkg that is responsible
> for the other splash screen, in the same way that the kernel opkg will
> re-flash the kernel partition when it is updated. This might be a good
> project for one of the community members (hint, hint).
> It should be possible to hide the linux text scrolling - OpenSuSE (for
> example) does it, but I don't know the details. I personally like to see
> the penguin and the Linux messages.
> AFAIK the remaining issues are because the splash-screen starts out by
> using the raw framebuffer, and then later X11 is started. I don't know
> what room for improvement there is in this area - maybe someone else can
> comment.

Lots of room for improvement. We should be able to get a consistent splash 
screen from U-Boot into X.


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