Faster login

David Zeuthen davidz at
Sun Nov 14 16:28:46 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-11-14 at 13:28 +0000, Martin Alderson wrote:
> Is it possible to have a very simple boot screen, ala Windows XP and
> MacOSX? It should be animated so that people can see if the computer
> is frozen?
> Basically it would be very good if as soon as you went into grub,
> about 2 seconds later you had a graphical boot screen.

I personally think this would be nice, yeah.

> Can this be done without using X? Is there some sort of really simple
> X server-style application that could do this?

I think there are kernel patches out there for doing this (though the
framebuffer device) although I'm not sure if they are upstream nor what
state they are in; I suppose the kernel dudes would know.


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