I have tested out openSUSE and found that the tty1 is a bit different from other systems as the tty has got a background. I know that Knoppix has a tux penguin for each core the computer has, but I'm not quite sure how I can set the background image for the tty terminal..
I want to have a tty terminal with a background image. How exactly can this be done?
An example would be the OpenSUSE Gnome-shell LiveCD. When you boot up openSUSE, you see a splash screen (on tty1) so you press [Esc] the splash screen goes away, but you keep the background and the text explaining where we are up to while booting.
I am specifically interested in doing this on Arch. Will this require re-compiling the Linux kernel?
- What can we do to the was the tty terminal is displayed?
- Can each tty have it's own background image? If yes, how?
- I'm guessing having multiple entries in a config file?
- Can the font color be changed?
- [solved] -- vidcontrol for FBSD..
Google for some reason is not being friendly with the results, no matter what I try all links that are actually related have no answers.
Edit: I've figured out that the frame-buffer is is being. How do i use it?
Mplayer can use the frame-buffer to watch video on a tty terminal:
mplayer -vo fbdev google_main.mp4 # http://youtube.com/demo/google_main.mp4
So how can I make a underlay? (opposite to overlay in which mplayer has done)
Note: From when I posted this question, I have switched to Archlinux.. ( Debian no more )
Note: Today I don't really care about these decorations. Although would still be somewhat interesting to have. I have found what I would need but I've forgotten what the package/program was. If anyone still wants to answer with the package's name would still be good for anyone else who may want to do the same.
Edit: I've found what is required to set the background/console decorations. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_Mode_Setting