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|a logo patch project|
This is the home page of a project to improve the Linux kernel and kernel build process.
When using a framebuffer console, the Linux kernel displays a small penguin logo on the screen at boot time. If you have multiple CPUs, you get multiple penguins. Different architectures have customized penguin logos, and it is possible, if you put some work into tracking down the tools and patching the kernel, to change the logo.
Depending on how you use Linux, you might think the framebuffer boot logo is an important feature, a cute hack, or just bloat. Either way, we think you'll like this patch. The problems which prompted this patch are:
It adds a ppm-to-header file converter. During kernel compilation, the image file from arch/$(ARCH)/linux_logo.ppm is converted to a header file. For now, a single "generic" 80x80 penguin logo is included for the i386 arch.
Compile time options will be added to:
We plan to maintain patches for the 2.4.x release kernels and track 2.5.x development, with the goal of having some or all of these improvements accepted sometime during the 2.5 series.
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Updated February 14, 2002