• Hello everyone,

    I'm here looking for your kind help  :)

    I'm facing an issue setting up a splash screen

    I've did everything necessary but it still doesn't work apparently what's missing is this line in the kernel configuration file : "device splash"

    is there a simple way to add it to the kernel without having to recompile it ? as I have no knowledge on how to do that
    I copied the modules : splash_bmp.ko and vesa.ko to \boot\modules and \boot\kernel and added the necessary lines in loader.conf and loader.conf.local but it didn't change anything

    is there any additional module I might add for the splash to work ?

    thanks in advance

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    WTF is a splash screen?


  • the splash screen replaces the booting text with an image

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Oh.  ok. good luck.


  • Look at /boot/defaults/loader.conf file. It has these instructions:

    ##############################################################
    ###  Splash screen configuration  ############################
    ##############################################################

    splash_bmp_load="NO" # Set this to YES for bmp splash screen!
    splash_pcx_load="NO" # Set this to YES for pcx splash screen!
    splash_txt_load="NO" # Set this to YES for TheDraw splash screen!
    vesa_load="NO" # Set this to YES to load the vesa module
    bitmap_load="NO" # Set this to YES if you want splash screen!
    bitmap_name="splash.bmp" # Set this to the name of the file
    bitmap_type="splash_image_data" # and place it on the module_path

    No kernel mod needed.

    I wonder if there is an official pfsense splash.bmp???

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Who cares?


  • Your insightfullness is unparallelled..


  • I think his point is, why would you bother changing something that nobody ever sees?  What is to be gained by doing this?


  • @KOM:

    I think his point is, why would you bother changing something that nobody ever sees?  What is to be gained by doing this?

    The idea is create more dependencies, like VGA graphics. Maybe a splash screen will cause a headless machine to fail.


  • I thought i was helping a user who asked a question, I didn't mean to start a riot.

    Looking here i would say my answer was correct.
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=56766.msg303398#msg303398

    Here is the original post:
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,25506.msg132418.html

    My philosophy is to help people when they ask for help. No need to ask them why they need help.
    Maybe he is trying to woo a female or a school project or secure funding for new machinery.
    To paraphrase a mortal.
    Who cares?
    Either help or get out of the way.


  • I wonder if there is an official pfsense splash.bmp???

    Maybe this sparked his ire. Allow me to rephrase.

    I wonder if Pfsense has an included image in the theme that would be appropriate.