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Old 12-29-09, 10:21 PM   #1
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Default What happened to Nvidia splash screen?

I just recently started using a Geforce video card again. In the past nvidia always had a splash screen when starting an X session. I don't really care much that it's missing, the drivers work very well otherwise. I'm just wondering if nvidia took this feature out or I'm just experiencing a quirk with my own hardware.

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Slackware 13.0 / 2.6.29.6 kernel / 190.42 drivers
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Old 12-30-09, 02:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: What happened to Nvidia splash screen?

The splash screen is still there, but there are a number of possible reasons you might not see it:
  1. Some distributions enable the NoLogo option by default when you configure X. I don't know whether Slackware is such a distribution.
  2. Old versions of XFree86 and X.Org had really long delays between when the driver drew the logo and when they finished initializing. Newer versions of X start up a lot faster.
  3. Some displays take a long time to synchronize when you change modes, which may mask the time the GPU is sending out the splash screen image.


Little-known tip: You can customize the splash screen with the LogoPath option.
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Old 12-31-09, 06:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: What happened to Nvidia splash screen?

splahs screnes are 4 nubs
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Old 12-31-09, 08:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: What happened to Nvidia splash screen?

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splahs screnes are 4 nubs
You're a noob, and you can't spell, either. Hmph!
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Old 12-31-09, 08:56 AM   #5
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Default Re: What happened to Nvidia splash screen?

I seriously doubt someone using Slackware can be called a noob, its the distro which makes you learn Linux every inch of the way. You have to be a total linux expert to successfully run Slackware or Gentoo.

I liked the splash screen which I now miss in Ubuntu, years back while on SuSE 8 I would compile my own nvidia drivers and the splash screen on boot would be the confirmation that nvidia drivers are being loaded.
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Old 12-31-09, 09:33 AM   #6
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Default Re: What happened to Nvidia splash screen?

No you dont have to be an expert to run those distributions. You just need to be able to read the manual.

I deactivated the splash screen, but the LogoPath option sounds interesting
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