Apparently, though unproven, at 18:03 on Tuesday 04 January 2011, Paul Hartman
did opine thusly:
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Nikos Chantziaras <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 01/03/2011 10:23 PM, Paul Hartman wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Nikos Chantziaras<email@example.com>
> >>> uvesafb will not give you extra resolutions. It will however allow you
> >>> to
> >>> use non-default refresh-rates which is sometimes useful with CRT
> >>> monitors.
> >>> But it has a drawback too: it needs a userspace tool and resolution is
> >>> switched too late during the boot process, meaning until it loads
> >>> you'll be
> >>> seeing the kernel boot in 80x25 mode (which in turn means no boot
> >>> graphics/logo right from the start.)
> >> I use uvesafb and I can see Tux (eight of him) during my boot process
> >> before uvesafb kicks in.
> > I mean more something like this when I say "boot logo":
> > http://mjanusz.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/shot.png
> > It's at least 10 years since I saw that default Tux boot thingy :-P But
> > anyway, if uvesafb hasn't kicked in yet, what on earth is drawing that
> > Tux?
> Ah-ha, I think that's bootsplash (which I'm not using). I've only
> seen it on a Live CD.
> In my kernel config I have enabled VESA framebuffer as well as
> userspace framebuffer (uvesafb), and I enabled "Bootup Logo". So maybe
> what happens is that VESA framebuffer starts immediately into some
> default resolution, I see eight Tuxs (Tuxes?), then shortly thereafter
> the uvesafb kicks in and video mode changes to the one I specified. At
> least that's how it seems to happen. I reboot so rarely that I never
> gave it much thought.
It's the VESA framebuffer that does it, nothing to do with bootsplash.
Look at the help text for CONFIG_FB_VESA in menuconfig.
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