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    Default No bootsplash/console background after kernel update

    Hello everyone!

    Recently I did a kernel update (compiling it manually with help of SuSE Automatic Kernel Compiler). Everything works fine and I am happy with my own settings, however there is one thing that I would to enable.
    On the stock kernel there is a openSUSE bootsplash on startup and a nice looking openSUSE background image in console mode. On my newly compiled kernel there is no such a eyecandies. My question is: How to enable them on my own compiled 2.6.38 kernel?

    P.S In the attachment you can see what i mean with that background image in console mode, so you get my point. This is the image found on the internet, my system is openSUSE 11.4 (64 bit)

    Thank you!


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    Default Re: No bootsplash/console background after kernel update

    Please post output of:
    Code:
    su -c 'cat /boot/grub/menu.lst'
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    Default Re: No bootsplash/console background after kernel update

    Hi Knurpht!

    This is output of my menu.lst file:

    Code:
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on sön maj 15 22:01:34 CEST 2011
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
    
    default 0
    #timeout 0
    ##YaST - generic_mbr
    gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 11.4 (64 bit) - 2.6.38.6-0.5-matee
        root (hd0,5)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38.6-0.5-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_HD501LJ_S0MUJ1MP890640-part6 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_HD501LJ_S0MUJ1MP890640-part5 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x31a
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.38.6-0.5-desktop
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.38.6-0.5-matee (Failsafe)
        root (hd0,5)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38.6-0.5-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_HD501LJ_S0MUJ1MP890640-part6 showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x31a
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.38.6-0.5-desktop
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 11.4 (64 bit) - 2.6.37.6-0.5
        root (hd0,5)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_HD501LJ_S0MUJ1MP890640-part6 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_HD501LJ_S0MUJ1MP890640-part5 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x31a
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title openSUSE 11.4 (64 bit) - 2.6.37.6-0.5 (Failsafe)
        root (hd0,5)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_HD501LJ_S0MUJ1MP890640-part6 showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x31a
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 1###
    title Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit)
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1

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    Default Re: No bootsplash/console background after kernel update

    Hello again!

    Wasn't that output any helpful? I've heard that it is kind of impossible to get that bootsplash and console background on a manually compiled kernel. Well, if that's true I can try to get used to it
    Anyway, I am still waiting for more answers, maybe some experts can do that

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: No bootsplash/console background after kernel update

    Quote Originally Posted by matee89 View Post
    Hello again!

    Wasn't that output any helpful? I've heard that it is kind of impossible to get that bootsplash and console background on a manually compiled kernel. Well, if that's true I can try to get used to it
    Anyway, I am still waiting for more answers, maybe some experts can do that

    Thank you!
    Have You tried running the command "mkinitrd" as root after compiling the kernel ?

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: No bootsplash/console background after kernel update

    Hi!

    Yes, I've tried that command after I compiled and installed my kernel, still no bootsplash and console image.

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    Default Re: No bootsplash/console background after kernel update

    I was talking to some guys on the IRC and they told me that I need to "patch" the kernel with that stock bootsplash and background image to get them back on the new kernel and then recompile it again with this modifications. I was browsing some pages but didn't found anything useful. I have no idea which files to replace. I am quite intressted in that so I'm not giving up yet
    It can't be just me whos had compiled the kernel from sources and want those things back, so I still hope that someone can give me more tips.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: No bootsplash/console background after kernel update [SOLVED]

    Finally ! I did it !

    For everyone else, who wants to have back bootsplash and console background image with your own compiled kernel:

    You got to patch your kernel source with the newest bootsplash (for kernel 2.6.38 found here):

    Bootsplash patches for linux

    And here you can find instructions how to do it:

    Kernel - Bootsplash

    After patching is done, just compile and install your new kernel with normal method or using S.A.K.C.

    You can call me desperate, but that bootsplash couldn't let me sleep tonight .

    Thanks and take care!

    P.S

    It was quite hard to find the informations about how to do it. In my opinion it would be good to make it sticky or put it somewhere in here so any other openSUSE users could easily reach that info

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    Default Re: No bootsplash/console background after kernel update [SOLVED]

    Thank You for the feedback and I'm really glad You got it working

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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