[ale] Masking bootup messages

Geoffrey Myers geof at abraxis.com
Wed Jan 7 18:14:25 EST 1998

Chris Ricker wrote:
> On  7 Jan, Michael Ivey wrote:
> > Ok, I know this is a strange question, but has anyone experimented with
> > a splash screen and/or other methods of masking the bootup messages?  I
> > thought about modifying printk.c to not actually print it, as well as
> > taking out the echos in the rc files, but I'd really love a penguin in a
> > red fedora as a splash screen.  Of course I'll still have the messages
> > in the syslog.
> If you search one of the kernel-patch archive sites, there are lots of
> patches floating around that do just such a thing.  I can't promise the
> red fedora part, though ;-).  On some platforms (Sparc, for example),
> Linux has that sort of thing built-in.

You know, this really should be an available option during build time. 
Believe it or not, one of the things the Microsoft phreaks (I'm forced
to work with) complain about is all the (albiet useful) 'noise' on the
screen at boot time.  I'd even like to see some kind of humorous
satirical spinoff of Windows NT screen.

> later,
> chris
> --
> Chris Ricker                                 gt1355b at prism.gatech.edu

Until later: Geoffrey		geof at abraxis.com

NT is secure.... as long as you don't remove the shrink wrap.

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