exquisite pkg mods so it can be a bootsplash replacement

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at openmoko.org
Tue May 13 02:03:36 CEST 2008

On Mon, 12 May 2008 15:47:11 +0100 Graeme Gregory <graeme at openmoko.org> babbled:

> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 05:50:03PM +1000, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> > attached:
> > 
> > 1 tarball with new exquisite .bb file and extra data files for installation
> > so it can be a splashscreen
> > 2. a new rc file to replace sysvinit/sysvinit/angstrom/rc to use it
> > (sysvinit package). note i have some FIXME's as the system is wedded to
> > psplash and needs to be virtualised (i did this in-place i guess as its
> > simpler and there is discussion to be had as to how to virtualise it off so
> > any splash manager can plug in)
> > 
> > as such these should allow exquisite to also be a bootsplash engine.
> > 
> > as such it provides some advantages and disadvantages over psplash:
> > 
> Agreed on the virtualisation.
> But I cannot get this to do anything apart from a black screen.
> The init script as written doesnt work as there is a race condition
> between forking and the first exquisite-write being performed. You
> really should provide a daemon mode for exquisite that performs all
> setup then forks and exits.

the setup is not necessary - it's just an added bonus. yes - there is a race,
but it's kind of "not important" :) it should come up without those 2 commands
with a white screen and a logo etc.

> Im not sure about the mounting/unmounting of the tmpfs.
> Also need to inherit update-rc.d in .bb file otherwise it never gets
> started.

hmm - maybe that's why.

> I can handle all the .bb problems, but fundamentally I cant get this
> working so Im stuck.

i made it work by hand on my gta02 - i copied my changes back and did some
renaming in the files and .bb's, but it should work. working here. i'll see
what's up as best i can - have you done anything special to your uboot env or
kernel boot params like change screen depth to 8bpp or something?

> Graeme

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at openmoko.org>

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