[coreboot] splash screen

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Tue Sep 23 19:08:18 CEST 2008

On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 08:04:52 -0600, Jordan Crouse <jordan.crouse at amd.com>
> On 23/09/08 04:47 -0700, ron minnich wrote:
>> I need some help with getting a splashscreen up. This is a short
>> deadline,, I am looking to have coreboot boot and show this screen
>> for, say, 5 seconds. I need it working by oct. 20.
>> If anyone has pointers on where to start in learning how to set this
>> up, I would appreciate it.
>> It needs to be on real hardware -- I might try it with a DBE62 if I
>> can get one in time, or and ADL board if not.
> Libpayload could do what you need. For Geode, this isn't a problem,
> a few extra lines of code and you are there.  I've been meaning
> all along to implement this, but I have been holding off since we didn't
> have a VESA driver, and I am pretty serious about keeping balance
> in libpayload (we all love Geode, but I want to make sure everybody
> can play).
> So Geode can do a splash screen really easily - VESA would require
> a driver, but in the end that wouldn't be such a bad thing since I've
> saying we've needed a VESA driver for some time now.
> Let me know if this interests you, and I'll give more details.
I think this sounds like an awsome idea, GO JORDAN :-)
Joseph Smith

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