[ECOS] RedBoot to display a splash screen

panayot panayot.daskalov@mps.bg
Mon Jul 28 16:52:00 GMT 2008

Hi Andrew,

thanks for the reply. How exactly does eCos achieve the output to the VGA? It 
should have some basic display driver doesn't it? I'm asking because I think 
to propose another solution to the client in which he can alter the Tux logo 
displayed by Linux into his own splash screen. It is not very hard. Trying to 
add splash screen to Redboot would be a huge work (do you agree?) and this 
screen would be quickly replaced after a second or two by the Linux logo 
during the boot.  

Best regards,
Panayot Daskalov 

> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 06:49:52PM +0300, panayot wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > we have a project from a customer to build a Linux BSP for a specific
> > board which will use RedBoot as a bootloader. One of the requirements is
> > to have RedBoot display an initial splash screen after power up. I'm not
> > sure that Redboot is capable of interacting with our display and present
> > anything there (because it doesn't have any display drivers). Can anyone
> > tell - is it possible to have Redboot display splash screen or whatever?
> You need to add support for this.
> On PC motherboard style systems eCos knows how to output to a VGA text
> screen. So ASCII art would be pretty easy to do. For other
> architectures it will be more work.
>     Andrew

Panayot Daskalov
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Multiprocessor Systems Ltd.

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