[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] RE: Boot to a different look?

From: Andrew J. Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Date: Thu Oct 26 23:43:29 EEST 2006
On Thursday 26 October 2006 16:33, Ng, Cheon-woei wrote:
> No, not kidding. : (
> I am actually being asked to look into this possibility.  Like boot to a
> blank screen with just several buttons.  I would need to report back if
> it is possible or not, and why.

Well, my (implied) point was you are asking on a list that is hosted by Nokia 
and has a significant number of Nokian subscribers. The link you gave was to 
a Sony device that looks like a competitor of the 770.

I think that what you want would be possible within the Maemo framework, 
however. Changing the bootup graphic, at least for later stages of the boot, 
should be fairly easy, but you may run into issues if the bootloader also has 
a graphic display (the bootloader code is closed AFAIK). Having a button menu 
should be possible by writing a Maemo/Hildon application and having it start 
instead of the desktop process. I don't know the down-and-dirty specifics of 
this, someone else will have to help you there, but I do think it is 

> Woei

Andrew Barr

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