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Re: [opensuse] Getting rid of "Marching Penguins"
  • From: "Hubertus A. Haniel" <hubba@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 03:32:02 +0000
  • Message-id: <45972F32.7010708@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Kai Ponte wrote:
On Saturday 30 December 2006 18:07, James Knott wrote:
Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
James Knott wrote:
Whenever I boot my notebook computer, after installing 10.2, I get those
"Marching Penguins".
The screen is programmed to be randomly shown.

While they may have been cute around Christmas,
they're beginning to wear thin. Is there any simple way to get rid of
them?
That was answered on the Factory mailing list. It isn't too hard. It
was also mentioned on this list a couple weeks ago.
I don't subscribe to the Factory mailing list. Why should it be
necessary to subscribe to any mailing list to disable such a thing.

Why on earth is there such a thing on something that should be
used in business?
You use Linux, it is all about choice. You can configure it whichever
you choose. There is no "evil empire" that dictates what your boot
screen looks like. My kids love it.
Your kids may love it, but many people don't. It's not appropriate for
use in a business.


Why not?
What kind of boring business you in anyway? :)

So, how do I get rid of it?

Don't boot from the DVD?

How would that make a difference? - Since I have installed 10.2 on my machine I have seen nothing else but the X-mas screen (OK It has only been 4 days). I have never seen the "X-mas egg" on the betas I was running. - I guess the easiest way to disable it would be to put grub into text mode or replace the /boot/message stuff (cpio archive) but as I don't intend to reboot this machine as often i will just live with it. - I guess a simple flag or an alternative /boot/message file which is more enterprise like on the install media would be a nice option to stop these arguments.

Best regards
Hubba

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