21st April 10:46
2.6.7-r11 blanks my screen during boot
No, no... don't go off on a tangent... we had this discussion here a
couple of weeks ago when I couldn't figure out why I had no bootsplash
config option (check the archives for the thread entitled: "Where has my
bootsplash gone?" started on July the 4th of this year).
There are a couple of settings you have to enable in the kernel, or the
bootsplash config option will not be enabled for you to enable.
You have to enable ramdisks in Block devices to be able to enable initrd
support. Once that, as well as framebuffer support, is enabled the
bootsplash option will become active, and you can enable it. You must
not have the boot logo also enabled, and of course you have to install
bootsplash, put it in the default runlevel with rc-update, and symlink
an initrd to /boot for it to use, as well as edit /boot/grub/grub.conf
or /etc/lilo.conf to use the framebuffer and/or silent bootsplash graphics.
You can read all about it on the forums--or, hey, it's been moved to the
Hope this helps.
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