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Re: [opensuse] Getting rid of "Marching Penguins"
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 15:29:34 +0100
  • Message-id: <20061231142934.GA17065@xxxxxxx>
On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 09:04:42AM -0500, James Knott wrote:
> BandiPat wrote:
> > On Saturday 30 December 2006 22:33, James Knott wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> >> How do you know what is good for a business environment? Many want
> >> heavily customized systems. Many are conservative and don't care for
> >> such things. However, whatever the reason, there should be a
> >> reasonable method for changing it, not instructions that don't work.
> >>
> >> As for that URL, that page says Fedora. How is someone supposed to
> >> know about that and that it applies to SUSE? Why should it be so
> >> difficult for someone to find the instructions? They don't have to
> >> do so to change the desktop. Also, according to what I see on that
> >> page, some "adjustment" will be necessary to get it to work with
> >> SUSE.
> >>
> >> Now about the provided instructions. When at that screen you press
> >> F1 for "About". The instructions say "Edit gfxboot.cfg in
> >> /boot/message. Try and follow those directions to change it. How'd
> >> it go? Find the file yet? What's the point in providing
> >> instructions that are flat out wrong???
> >>
> >> Once again, without performing far more searching than is reasonable,
> >> how does someone who hasn't read Factory list messages, know about
> >> how to change it? Is it in SUSE help? A man page? Is it anywhere
> >> on the system?
> >>
> > ===========
> > James,
> > What's up with you? Too much coffee, been up too long, PMS? You're not
> > usually this way when asking questions or answering them. What
> > happened that put you in such a mood?
> >
>
> One thing I've found with Linux is that someone will put in something
> they think is "cool" and then make it difficult or impossible for
> someone who disagrees to change. In this case, not is it not obvious
> how to change, but the provided instructions are wrong. Yet despite

vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
/gfxmenu<return>
dd:wq<return>

Ciao, Marcus
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