February 4th, 2005, 09:21
HI everyone, this is my first post
Can I have splash screen i verbose mode like this one in Linux

Much thanks

February 4th, 2005, 10:31
Not exactly. You can have a static splash screen. You create a VGA-sized BMP (or PCX) file (rather specific dimensions and pixel-depth) and use the kernel module called "splash" to display it. There's a man page. (

But the ability to display an active progress meter would be a nifty thing to create sometime.

February 4th, 2005, 11:13

February 4th, 2005, 12:49
Considering that the splash screen hasn't changed since FreeBSD 3.1/3.2 days doesn't make me think anyone has a priority on an update too soon. :wink: I've used it from time to time but most of my FreeBSD boxes rarely reboot so I don't bother with it very often though it's nice on a laptop.

I use bootsplash with some diskless linux clients at work. It's nice to have have a nice picture for them to look at while it loads so that's all they see until rdesktop client loads up. Everyone that has seen the boot messages keep asking all kinds of questions. I made sure and used a really nice black and white pic so I wouldn't have to explain why they get a nice 24bit picture loading and only 256 color when they connect to the terminal server. heheh