Subject: Re: Splash screen boot HOWTO
To: Karsten Kruse <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/21/2006 06:55:57
On 21-Feb-06, at 3:03 AM, Karsten Kruse wrote:

> Jared D. McNeill wrote:
>> I've imported the splash screen support for vesafb on i386. For a
>> completely graphical boot (up to login prompt or xdm), you need to do
>> the following:
> Seems to work mostly on my IBM Thinkpad T23 with S3 SuperSavage IX/ 
> C. I
> see the splashscreen and the moving dot, after that i get the console.
> However, there are some problems.
> 1) The colors of the splashscreen are wrong
>    - white is wine red
>    - orange is blue/green
>    - grey is lime green
> 2) The color of the cursor is darkblue. Hard to read on black  
> background.

Sounds like the video card isn't setting up its palette properly; see  

> 3) Only the second half of the first line in console is visible,  
> thats a
>    problem in vi.
> 4) Native resolution of my display is 1024x768 pixel but 640x480  
> pixels
>    are displayed. My hope was to use the native resolution because  
> scaled
>    fonts suck.

Try setting the following options in your kernel config:

   options VESAFB_WIDTH=1024
   options VESAFB_HEIGHT=768
   options VESAFB_DEPTH=16

Should fix #1, #2, and #4.