usplash - userspace bootsplash daemon
usplash [-c] [-v] [-p] [-x num] [-y num]
Uses the framebuffer to provide a graphical bootsplash screen from
userspace during system boot and shutdown. As well as a static image,
the screen includes a progress bar and text updated by commands
received from usplash_write(8).
-c Causes usplash to switch to a new console (vt8) before
displaying the splash screen, rather than writing over the
-v Put usplash into verbose mode where more messages will be shown.
Without this flag only urgent messages will be displayed.
-p Put usplash into pulsating mode immediately on start up. By
default, usplash starts with a empty progress bar.
Put usplash into the background after starting up.
Once the command FIFO for usplash_write has been opened, record
usplash’s process id into the specified file, and remove the
file on exit.
-x num Set the x-axis resolution to use for the splash screen to num.
-y num Set the y-axis resolution to use for the splash screen to num.
-d Tell usplash it is being used while shutting down the computer.
At the moment, this adjusts the logo fading duration. By
default, it is 0.5 seconds for fading in, and 0.2 seconds for
fading out. -d reverses these times.
Let the logo pulsate the entire time. This is useful when not
using a progress bar, and booting takes a long time. This can
also be started later on by sending the PULSELOGO command
See usplash_write(8) for a list of the commands that can be sent.
Written by Matthew Garrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Copyright © 2006 Canonical Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 Dennis Kaarsemaker <email@example.com>
Copyright © 2005 Matthew Garrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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