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wiki:splashy [2011/05/05 14:31] (current)
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 +[[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=2638.new;topicseen#new|original topic]]
  
 +The good news is: It is quite simple to get splashy to work despite of the mentioned problem.
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 +Tasks to follow:
 +1.) Download splashy 0.3.13 and directfb 1.0.1, compile the latter one first, install it, then splashy. As usual use CFLAGS="-Os -pipe -march=i486 -mtune=i686", splashy with --prefix=/ and make DESTDIR=install_dir_path install.
 +''2.) Recompile the tc kernel with unsetting the option CONFIG_LOGO or use the kernel boot code "logo.nologo".''
 +3.) Extract tinycore.gz and copy the files from install_dir_path to the extracted rootfs from tinycore.gz.
 +4.) Change the file etc/init.d/tc-config in the extracted rootfs folder to startup splashy and do some screen updates while following the commands in the file. For example /sbin/splashy boot, /sbin/splashy_update "progress 10", /sbin/splashy_update "progress 20", and so on. On the very top of the file you should enter a "exec >/dev/null" to suppress any text messages.
 +5.) Be sure to start splashy not too early, depending on your hardware the first entry point can be the section after WAITUSB in the tc-config, otherwise you will get an framebuffer not configured correctly error.
 +6.) Customize your splashy theme and edit config.xml. 
 +7.) Repack the tinycore.gz and boot it with framebuffer options, for example boot code vga=0x366.
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 +As a result you will have a tinycore.gz with about 12.5 to 13 MB including boot splash feature.
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