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Removing BOOT Splash?

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:50 am
by DavidS
I have been digging around my $.!Boot direcccctory for a few hours now. I can not seem to figure what provides the boot splash stuff. I would like to find out so that I may remove it from the boot process, as it takes a lot of time hen attempting to test how RISC OS reacts at lower speeds (I ahve been testing down to 50MHz at which point it takes 5 minutes to boot [mostly rendering those boot screens]). I do not wish to just replace the $.!Boot with the default ROOL one as the default boot sequence seems to not include the network drivers for the RPi.

So my queston is does an one know what the application or module is that provides these boot splashe screens? There have been to many things added in the default RISC OS Pi boot sequence to get this sorted in a reasonable time frame.

Re: Removing BOOT Splash?

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:52 am
by DavidS
Or alternately; Does any one know where to get the networking software for the RPi? If so I may just go ahead and replace the boot sequence with the default one.

Re: Removing BOOT Splash?

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:32 pm
by pygmy_giant
RE: Splash Screen - The people who proted it would know that - have you tried asking around on the RISC OS Open forum?

Re: Removing BOOT Splash?

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:10 pm
by sawdust
DavidS wrote:Or alternately; Does any one know where to get the networking software for the RPi? If so I may just go ahead and replace the boot sequence with the default one.
Try;
*unplug bootfx

Re: Removing BOOT Splash?

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:15 pm
by DavidS
Thsnk you. I would not have looked for a ROM module.

Re: Removing BOOT Splash?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:19 pm
by Burngate
Just tried *unplug bootfx

WoW! that was quick! Hadn't realized how much time was spent on boot-up just looking pretty!

Re: Removing BOOT Splash?

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:13 am
by DavidS
Burngate wrote:Just tried *unplug bootfx

WoW! that was quick! Hadn't realized how much time was spent on boot-up just looking pretty!
I think that this is due to the Graphix used by BooFX being JPGs. I am fairly sure that it would be signifiantly faster if it used Sprite files that mached the screen resolutin that the Boot Splash uses. Kind of like the difference between using a JPG as a Pinboard background verses using a Sprite file image.

I may be wrong of cource I have not looked at the source for BootFX.