Psplash on DM355 and how to ./configure?..

antaresian antaresian at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 02:50:30 CDT 2008


Hi,
I also compiled after I wrote to forum.But I disappointed about the psplash
package in all respects. Then I decided to use  Bootsplash  and works well
on DM355 EVM. If you want to use a splash screen try bootsplash..

antaresian

2008/9/9 Phil Quiney <PQuiney at trinityconvergence.com>

> Hi,
>
> ./configure --host=arm_v5t_le CC=arm_v5t_le-gcc worked for me.
>
> I have been playing with this package myself this week...there isn't much
> in the way of documentation.
>
> As it ships, you start the 'server' bit with 'psplash -n&' and then control
> it with 'psplash-write'.
>
> The default 'psplash-write' takes any text you give it as a parameter and
> passes it by a FIFO to the 'server'. The commands the server understands are
>
> PROGRESS - takes a parameter 0-100 (e.g. psplash-write "PROGRESS 50" for
> 50%)
> MSG      - Takes text and generates a message on screen (e.g. psplash-write
> "MSG Hello World").
> QUIT     - causes psplash to exit
>
> Issues
> ======
>
> 1/ Both 'psplash' & 'psplash-write' cd to /tmp and put a FIFO in there to
> communicate. Problem arises if you start 'psplash' on DM355 before the tmpfs
> is mounted - it makes the FIFO device disappear. I moved the FIFO directory
> to /var/tmp.
>
> 2/ The MSG mode produces text 12 pixels high. This is unreadable on a
> 720x480 screen.
>
> 3/ The PROGRESS command sets an 'absolute' progress bar. It would be better
> if it took 'deltas' - say +10%.
>
> 4/ Requires 'gtk2-devel' (Fedora package name) on the host for the
> 'gdk-pixbuf-csource' command used to generate the image data header files -
> see 'make-image-header.sh' script.
>
> 5/ You need to save the .png files with the Alpha layer present. If not
> then the display code fails to work correctly. The BPP value in the
> resulting header file must be 4. GIMP can do this easily - certainly more
> easily than fixing the display code.
>
> 6/ If 'psplash' is not present 'psplash-write' does not cope as gracefully
> as it might.
>
> Regards
>
> Phil Q
>
>
> Phil Quiney, Senior Software Engineer
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