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Re: rhgb-0.10.2-1

On Fri, 2003-10-10 at 19:25, Kevin Worthington wrote:
> I've been reading about how nice the new graphical boot up looks, so I
> just installed the latest (to my knowledge) rhgb (rhgb-0.10.2-1) via
> yum, and changed my runlevel in /etc/inittab to 5. (I usually just ssh
> in to the box on runlevel 3) The boot process looks very clean and
> professional. I really like the way it is shaping up. Many newbies
> will feel comfortable with the look and feel of the graphical boot,
> rather that the "cold white on black" console mode.
> I have a few suggestions and questions, in order of the boot process
> (excuse me if some or all of these have been addressed before):
> 1. Is it possible to suppress the initial "console-ish" dmesg, before
> the graphical interface kicks in?

MacOS X seems to have a fixed size logo in there, and a plain backdrop.
If somebody were to write the code to have something like this in the
kernel, would it be accepted? (at least on the RH/Fedora side)

> 2. Why is there a pause between the bootup, and the graphical login
> screen? It seems like X kicks out, and then restarts. It seems a
> little "un-refined", for lack of better words.

gdm/kdm handle starting the X server themselves, maybe they shouldn't in
that particular case?

> 3. Now that there is a nice looking boot up process, what about a nice
> shutdown process? Are there any plans to make the shutdown/reboot look
> as nice as the graphical boot up? Would anybody else be interested in
> something like this?

I don't want a pretty shutdown, I want a (very) fast one :)
(something like "umount -a" followed by poweroff -f, under 2 seconds
flat from when I click "shutdown" in GNOME)

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> 
The red brick wall was the colour of a brick-red crayon. 

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