On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 00:03 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
David Zeuthen (davidz(a)redhat.com) said:
> So, in fact, if I boot my laptop with the kernel option vga=0x0317
> (1024x768x24), then right after grub, I get the Tux log in the top along
> with scrolling kernel messages. Almost there..
The question here is...
a) do you want to use vga16fb/vesafb everywhere (not portable to all
Well, if it's there we might as well use it.
b) do you want to change the boot model depending on how supported
someone's particular card is for fb mode in the kernel?
Not sure how useful this is just for hiding some kernel spew. :)
Ideally the time from grub to gdm should be < 10 secs anyway, so a blank
screen without progress bars will do I guess. I guess Seth, Bryan or
Diana can tell us why kernel spew is bad from a UI point of view. They
might even tell us we need the progress bar anyway, dunno.
Btw, it is my understanding that fb, drm and X (they all touch the
hardware ) might merge in the future (which could give us oops() on top
of X as in e.g. Solaris IIRC). Possibly far away. I could be wrong
though. Ideally, it would be good if we could just setup the monitor to
do the target resolution whenever the kernel boots and X will just take
over from there. I'm sure some of the X guys can enlighten us here.