On Wed, 10 May 2006, Gianluca wrote:
> Hello list!
> Here is my first (ever) question:
> is it possible to have a kernel with compiled-in (statically) the logo
> (penguin) but NOT the linux framebuffer console?
As far as i know, it's not supported.
> As far as I see fbcon is strictly merged with logo.
> Any commandline hint or similar. Or I need a kernel patch?
> Here is my landscape:
> I am developing an ARM based embedded system and I need to have something on
> the screen during boot up.
> As soon the GUI is ready this bootup logo must go away with my application.
I don't know how you put the GUI on the display, but i'll assume you use a
framebuffer device. In this case the logo will just disappear when a
different image is drawn over it.
> The problem is the text scrolling with the virtual console and worst of all,
> the console will be blanked after a little while.
The console blanking can be disabled with the command `setterm -blank 0'.
I don't know what scrolling text you mean, but if you run your application
on the first virtual console no messages will be printed. If you mean
kernel messages, which might be printed anyway, you can turn those off
also (setterm -msg off). If you experience a blinking cursor:
setterm -cursor off.
It works for me
> Best regards,
'They think they want good government and justice for all, Vimes, yet what is
it they really crave, deep in their hearts? Only that things go on as normal
and tomorrow is pretty much like today.'
(Feet of Clay)