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

From: Ng, Cheon-woei cheon-woei.ng at intel.com
Date: Thu Oct 26 23:55:02 EEST 2006
Hi Andrew,

Sorry.  I wasn't thinking about your implied point.  I thought the
picture would explain better what I am looking for and I was not trying
to offend anyone.    

Thanks for your advice.  It would be great if booting to an application
would do the job.  I was hoping that I would not need to adjust Maemo's
source code to achieve my objective.   

Cheon-Woei Ng

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew J. Barr [mailto:andrew.james.barr at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 1:43 PM
To: Ng, Cheon-woei
Cc: maemo-developers at maemo.org
Subject: Re: [maemo-developers] RE: Boot to a different look?

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
> blank screen with just several buttons.  I would need to report back
> it is possible or not, and why.

Well, my (implied) point was you are asking on a list that is hosted by
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
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
should be possible by writing a Maemo/Hildon application and having it
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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