Package Details: fbsplash

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Package Base: fbsplash
Description: A userspace implementation of a splash screen for Linux (formerly known as gensplash)
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: fbsplash-scripts, initscripts-fork, mkinitcpio-fbsplash
Submitter: nemstar
Maintainer: nemstar
Last Packager: nemstar
Votes: 0
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2020-08-04 06:39 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-02-21 15:58 (UTC)

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nemstar commented on 2020-08-12 00:37 (UTC) (edited on 2022-03-05 16:24 (UTC) by nemstar)


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nemstar commented on 2022-02-22 02:49 (UTC)

Updated to add sed fix as suggested by alci3woodstock.

alci3woodstock commented on 2021-05-21 19:26 (UTC) (edited on 2021-05-21 19:27 (UTC) by alci3woodstock)

The package wasn't compiling, so I added the follwing line: "sed -i '696,696 s/fprintf/fputs/g' libfbsplash.c" to PKGBUILD. I don't know if this is an abandoned package but I'm testing this one since initramfs generate by booster doesn't suport plymouth.

waxar commented on 2020-10-08 23:47 (UTC) (edited on 2020-10-08 23:48 (UTC) by waxar)

I can see now why fbsplash is broken. It constantly crashes somewhere down the line:

TIME                            PID   UID   GID SIG COREFILE  EXE
Thu 2020-10-08 16:22:38 PDT     230     0     0  11 none      /usr/bin/fbsplashd.static
Thu 2020-10-08 16:23:38 PDT     229     0     0  11 none      /usr/bin/fbsplashd.static
Thu 2020-10-08 16:25:22 PDT     228     0     0  11 none      /usr/bin/fbsplashd.static
Thu 2020-10-08 16:27:32 PDT     239     0     0  11 none      /usr/bin/fbsplashd.static
Thu 2020-10-08 16:28:29 PDT     240     0     0  11 none      /usr/bin/fbsplashd.static
Thu 2020-10-08 16:29:40 PDT     228     0     0  11 none      /usr/bin/fbsplashd.static
Thu 2020-10-08 16:30:29 PDT     229     0     0  11 none      /usr/bin/fbsplashd.static

waxar commented on 2020-10-08 19:24 (UTC)

As of today, fbsplash seems to be broken. I guess something has gotten quite obsolete in the package itself. I precisely followed the instructions on the Wiki page several times and couldn't get it to work. I then spent several hours googling and trying different things to no avail. Testing themes with 'splash_manager' works alright, but something is broken in the initcpio because it appears the daemon is not run on boot when added to HOOKS both with 'systemd' and 'udev' hooks (no messages in the logs). Also, I can see that there's still references to '/etc/rc.d' for fbcondecor which might be related.

nemstar commented on 2020-08-12 00:37 (UTC) (edited on 2022-03-05 16:24 (UTC) by nemstar)


yochananmarqos commented on 2020-08-04 21:43 (UTC)

a) No, I don't. b) No, I'm not.

Nevermind. Good day to you.

nemstar commented on 2020-08-04 21:13 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-01 16:11 (UTC) by nemstar)

The long version is; a) You are asking because you love Linux and want to contribute to this build. b) You're asking to be rude with an authoritarian attitude. c) You had a secret desire to learn more about me and find out my most sentimental interests because you look up to me for bringing back a classic contribution. Let me know which is the version you plan to commit. Curiosity is the product of motivation, not a source of motivation.

I and possibly others need this software and would like a centralized place to keep it updated.