Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108040
If is going to be graphical, then make it all graphical
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:18:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
If is going to be a graphical boot, then there should be no text output at the
loading of the kernel till the starting of X.
It should be either redirected to a dummy console, or suppressed with a kernel
Then, you start X server for rhgb, then shut it down to load X server for gdm.
That is time consuming for nothing. It should be done as an option in a single X
server session. I know there are many xdm clones like gdm,kdm,xdm, a.s.o, but at
least make rhgb linked to the default one (gdm). Or make it plain gdm and
gdm+rhgb in one piece to avoid arguing that one may like gdm without rhgb and
It is a pity to see that other distros have better graphical boot, like
including bootsplash from http://www.bootsplash.org/.
why this patch is not included in the kernel anyway ?
You can disable at runtime if needed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot with rhgb
Actual Results: text output from kernel and X restart between rhgb and gdm.
Expected Results: nice graphical something, and neat transition from rhgb to gdm.
thats exactly what I just wanted to post as a bug myself...
you can append 'silent' to your boot line, and a large chunk of the
text will go away.