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Old 08-06-03, 11:56 AM   #1
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Hi there,
I'd like to remouve the "splash" screen of nVidia driver that appears every time that my X server is starting....if it possible.

Is there anyone who knows how ?

THX in advance

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Old 08-06-03, 12:02 PM   #2
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Option "NoLogo" "boolean"
Disable drawing of the NVIDIA logo splash screen at
X startup. Default: the logo is drawn.

It's right there in the drivers README
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Old 08-07-03, 03:55 AM   #3
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It's right there in the drivers README [/b]
RTFM, right ? ..sorry, I'm now reading it.. thx
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Well...yeah, sort of. README's rule...
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That's the spirit..
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What I'd like to know is if there's a way to change the splash screen with a user made image.
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What I'd like to know is if there's a way to change the splash screen with a user made image.
Couldn't you just configure your login program to do this?
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Couldn't you just configure your login program to do this?
The GDM? Already done that. What I would like to have is a kicka$$ splash screen instead of the default logo on a white background.
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The GDM? Already done that. What I would like to have is a kicka$$ splash screen instead of the default logo on a white background.
What I meant was that you could turn off the nvidia driver splash screen and then have gdm display whatever splash screen you want before going to the login screen.
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What I meant is that I want them both.
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What I meant is that I want them both.
I understand you want some images on your screen, but what difference does it make whether those images are being displayed by the nvidia driver or by some script that gdm runs?
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Hold it, buddy.
We're not discussing if it would be morally acceptable or not to modify that image. I just want to know if its possible. I want a splash screen. I use it. But I would like to have something a little bit more sophisticated besides my GDM login wallpaper.
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Hold it, buddy.
We're not discussing if it would be morally acceptable or not to modify that image. I just want to know if its possible. I want a splash screen. I use it. But I would like to have something a little bit more sophisticated besides my GDM login wallpaper.
You're misunderstanding what I'm saying.

If you want a different splash screen, just do this:

1) disable the nvidia driver splash screen
2) get or draw some cool image that you want to be your new splash screen, and put it in /path/to/something.jpg
3) find some program that does nothing except displays an image in the root window for some number of seconds and then exits. writing a script to do this is pretty trivial given a utility to put an image on the root window, the name of which escapes me at the moment.
4) run that program in gdm's init script, passing it /path/to/something.jpg as the image to display

Then, when you start gdm, it will display that image for a few seconds, and then replace it with the wallpaper and pop up the login prompt. You have almost exactly what you had before with the nvidia driver splash screen, only now you can pick your own image and length of time to display it.

This is why I was asking why you care which program is displaying the image. If for some reason, having the nvidia driver display some nvidia image makes you feel so much more warm and fuzzy inside than having a shell script display the same image does, then this won't work for you.
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