Linked by Rahul on Fri 6th Mar 2009 08:37 UTC
X11, Window Managers Plymouth is a freedesktop.org project to create a flicker free graphical bootup system designed and developed by Red Hat and included in Fedora 10. Red Hat has been working on Xorg drivers and within the Linux kernel to improve and enhance the kernel mode support needed for Plymouth. Fedora 10 included support for many ATI cards and this is being developed further in Fedora 11 to cover Intel and Nvidia cards as well. Plymouth supports a flexible and powerful plug-in system which can be used to create Plymouth themes. Fedora includes several of them including a simple progress bar and the solar plugin. Now additional work is being done to improve many things and this will land up in Fedora 11 as well.
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Since when?
by 3rdalbum on Sat 7th Mar 2009 10:09 UTC
3rdalbum
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2008-05-26

Since when do you need to restart X to get an external monitor working? I've plugged in an external monitor into my Aspire One after bootup and X has detected the resolution, and I've been able to select the resolution in Gnome's monitors program.

I don't think there's anything wrong with working on a beautiful bootup sequence. Remember how many people are using Linux now because they were impressed with the Youtube videos of Compiz. To use a much over-quoted phrase from Mark Shuttleworth, "Pretty is a feature".

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