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Offline Scampada

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Background image underlaying the gramebuffer console?
« on: April 05, 2015, 04:57:55 PM »
Is it possible to set a background image in the framebuffer console?

No graphics-kernel;
No X;
No vga= in grub;

"load_video" && "set gfxpayload=1024x600-24" in the grub. Can I?
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Re: Background image underlaying the gramebuffer console?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 05:08:16 PM »
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=11368.0

I believe the answer is hidden somewhere there. I need fbcondecor, but it needs somehow patched or rebuilt kernel. Or was it patched already? Investigating... any intelligence would be appreciated ;)
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Re: Background image underlaying the gramebuffer console?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 01:03:59 AM »
Only possible with kernel patches as you found.
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Re: Background image underlaying the gramebuffer console?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 01:58:39 AM »
And it is not possible to use ttf fonts in framebuffer console? I've looked around and found no way.
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Re: Background image underlaying the gramebuffer console?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 02:03:54 AM »
If you can boot using uefi, there is the possibility to use different fonts (unicode.pf2 in the grub2-efi extension for example), but I don't believe the possibility exists with legacy-bios boot (I could be wrong).

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Re: Background image underlaying the gramebuffer console?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 02:05:00 AM »
The grub font only affects grub I believe, the linux console can't use TTF fonts.
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Re: Background image underlaying the gramebuffer console?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015, 02:12:27 AM »
Well, then should I patch the kernel what exactly do I do?
I've downloaded a linux-kernel-patched.txz from there: http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/6.x/x86/release/src/kernel/

Why is it so big? About 70M of size. And then, should I just unzip it and compile as though it was some regular source?
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Re: Background image underlaying the gramebuffer console?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2015, 02:18:24 AM »
There are several (many?) threads in these forums that explain what to do, but basically:
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Re: Background image underlaying the gramebuffer console?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2015, 09:57:42 AM »
I found something of that... Don't know of what value...
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    FrameBuffer support

    Fontconfig + FreeType2 + TTF Fonts

    Framebuffer terminal which supports Fontconfig

Is there something like framebuffer terminal supporting ttf in TC? :)
Or that was just a chitchatting somewhere in the Web of no value?
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