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    Splash screen routines already in LB for VGA and IO is already there for serial port, not sure if parallel is initialized correctly. Don't see why can't you initialize it yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbors
    Splash screen routines already in LB for VGA and IO is already there for serial port, not sure if parallel is initialized correctly. Don't see why can't you initialize it yourself.
    Wow, really? Thats cool.. I'll have to look into that then. I guess I'll have to hack into it to figure out where the splash routines are. Since I won't be using VGA or serial port.

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    I think I'm just going to go and hack the splash screen into my kernel and not even bother with linuxbios. Now, I just need to find the right place. I'll probably add it in start_kernel(). I don't know if that is good, or if I'm better doing it earlier while the cpu is in real mode. Any comments?

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    Hmm. found it.. It was done on a 2.2.12 kernel, so it is a couple of years ago

    I did the hack in init/main.c. Made a call to my spash routine in the start_kernel() routine, and it worked.. It is the same routine that prints the linux banner, when it starts up..

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    Why don't you use bootsplash from initrd ? It was working fine for me, no hacking at least
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    does bootsplash have a vfd driver?

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    Don't believe so. You can hack it if you want to. Pretty simple code there...
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    I figured, in that case I think I'm better off just hacking it straight into the Kernel. There aren't enough simularities between actual FB devices and my VFD.

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    Back in my day, sonny boy, my DOS mp3car player was playing music in under 15 seconds.

    It's funny how computers have gotten so much faster, yet so much slower at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutter
    Back in my day, sonny boy, my DOS mp3car player was playing music in under 15 seconds.

    It's funny how computers have gotten so much faster, yet so much slower at the same time.
    Awesomely true
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