On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 15:02 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 12:07 PM, Ray Strode
> Hi guys,
> One thing you will soon notice in F10 rawhide is that rhgb is no
> longer around. We've blocked it and plan on replacing it for F10.
> This is a continuation of our "BetterStartup" feature from a few
> Fedoras ago (I would post a link but the wiki seems to be down). The
> replacement for rhgb will be a mixture of two things:
> 1) Starting gdm as early as possible and fitting it to give boot
> progress before asking for login. This is somewhat in line with the
> early-login prototype feature some of you may remember from several
> fedora releases ago.
> 2) Hiding boot messages before gdm unless escape key is pressed. For
> graphics hardware that has drm modesetting, we'll be able to show some
> sort of pretty graphics, and for everyone else we'll show a very
> simple text mode progress.
> Just a heads up,
How will this interact with non GDM greeters?
The details have to be worked out, but I assume there will some way for
display managers to opt out of the early start, in which case plymouth
(the rhgb replacement) will hang around until the boot sequence is over.
Or something like that. We hope to have a first, rough cut at this new
startup in demoable form by FUDcon, so that would be a good time to
discuss how alternative greeters fit into the picture.