[LinuxBIOS] linuxbios + xf86-video-unichrome: no VGA BIOS needed.

Peter Stuge stuge-linuxbios at cdy.org
Mon Mar 19 01:35:29 CET 2007

On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 05:48:48PM +0100, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> For the Kernel bootsplash, a guy at SUSE wrote a jpeg decoder in
> roughly 8k.

Would that be Oliver Fromme? :)

> That plus a jpeg will be smaller than a lzmaed raw image in almost
> all cases.

JPEG is great for photos, not so good for quality of painted
graphics, but the size benefit is important.

> > > * Maybe the bootloader should take care?
> > > 
> > > What do you think? I really don't know.
> > 
> > How does GRUB2 feel about it?
> If it's a seperate stage, grub2 (linuxbios version) might want to
> know how to switch it off anyways. But making it a seperate stage
> would for sure be a good idea as nobody feels offended by having
> to maintain that graphics stuff "in their stage" :-)

Yep, nice and isolated.


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