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Summary

There needs to be a robust and reliable mechanism for messages to be output from the boot process to usplash, the console or whatever else is running (speech daemon?) These messages should not overwrite running gettys, etc. These messages may require progress bars or prompts of their own (fsck, cryptsetup) and may require the ability to be cancelled. As well as the standard messages, other output should be captured and logged.

Release Note

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It is mandatory.

Rationale

Work has been done to eliminate the terminal, especially before loading into a graphical environment. It seems like an unfinished job when Ubuntu drops down from bootsplash to check the filesystem.

Use Cases

Assumptions

Design

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UI Changes

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Code Changes

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Migration

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Test/Demo Plan

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Outstanding Issues

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BoF agenda and discussion

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Comments

use splashy http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=477426 or unite (like compiz and beryl did) into one: avoid wasting resources --ubuntu idea pool (forums)


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BootMessages (last edited 2008-08-06 16:41:25 by localhost)