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Re: [opensuse] Getting rid of "Marching Penguins"
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 22:36:19 -0500
  • Message-id: <45973033.50007@xxxxxxxxxx>
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? :)
>

Many businesses like to customize their systems. Some do not care for
such "frivolous" things.
>
>> So, how do I get rid of it?
>>
>
> Don't boot from the DVD?
>
>
I'm not booting from the DVD. I'm booting from the installed system.
In fact, I didn't even use the DVD for the install. I did a network
install from the ISO file.

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