Bootsplash with Inspiron 1100
I was wondering if anyone had any luck getting bootsplash to work with the Inspiron 1100. I am at my wits end trying to get it to work with no luck.. I'm about to give up thinking it's hardware related.. If anyone has any info. please share! Framebuffer works fine for me, grub splash works fine, but the actual bootsplash isn't working.. I am currently running Gentoo with the 2.6.3-love6 kernel.
this is what fixed my bootsplash (on Suse 9.0, Lattitude C840):
earth:~ # mkinitrd
Root device: /dev/hda3 (mounted on / as reiserfs)
Module list: reiserfs
Kernel version: 2.4.21-192-default (i386)
Kernel image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.21-192-default
Initrd image: /boot/initrd-2.4.21-192-default
Shared libs: none
Bootsplash: SuSE (1600x1200)
# # note the comment about the bootsplash above. If you don't get it, it's not in the ram disk
# grub --batch </etc/grub.conf
If you just rebuild the initrd it probably won't help since the pointer to the initrd in your grub boot stub is not updated.
Beforehand I checked the configuration in yast. There are a couple of variables that say that splash should be enabled.
Go to yast and use the "Editor for /etc/sysconfg Files". Search for "splash". Make sure that "SPLASH" is set to "yes" and some theme is enabled (mine was set to "SuSE" by default).
I did a fresh install and the bootsplash didn't work. The values in the config were already o.k., though. I suppose Sissi 9.0 just forgets to rebuild the initrd before calling grub. If I recall this correctly Sissi 8.2 did not have that problem.
I don't think this is relevant, but this is my Linux entry from /boot/grub/menu.lst. Be careful with copying the vga= setting since my display resolution is rather high. Notice the initrd setting that has to point to the proper device and path. Be aware that grub device numbering differs from Linux numbering. My root on /dev/hda3 corresponds to (hd0,2) for grub. You can see from the entries below that I do not have a separate /boot partition:
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x346 splash=silent desktop hdb=ide-scsi hdblun=0 showopts
The splash=silent means that the progress bar appears during boot where you can get to the detailed reports by pressing F2.
Hope this helps.