Slackware TTY - that stupid penguin

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    Slackware TTY - that stupid penguin

    I'm using a bare bones install of slackware for my mess-with-the-kernel machine. I didn't install X, or anything - so I'm just in the raw tty console. There's a penguin covering the top 5 or 6 lines - and bash obviously expects those lines to be there, because it covers the top of the output from the man pages, vi, etc... How do I get rid of that, anyone know? I could find anything on any other forums or documentation.

    Besides - it's a really freaky looking penguin!

    edit: Some ncurses programs seem to get rid of it. The menuconfig program for the kernel gets rid of it, but vi doesn't seem to. So I guess my question is how to stop it from showing up at boot...

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    That is very strange and I guess even more annoying. If you can, take a photo of the screen, I desperately want to see this (honest).
    I would assume that it is bash that is responsible. Check /etc/profile, /etc/bashrc, ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc. I also assume it is ascii art, so maybe pick a unique line and grep the init scripts if the bash configs don't uncover anything.

    ps. if you don't know about "mc" and you are working on the console, you definitely want to.
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    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
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    Real slack users don't need to see behind the penguin because they always knows what's going on with their computer without even looking at the output text. They can feel the aura of a kernel panic.
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    Real slack users don't need to see behind the penguin because they always knows what's going on with their computer without even looking at the output text. They can feel the aura of a kernel panic.
    That's funny - Because a real slack user doesn't get kernel panics. The kernel just obeys.


    So it turns out that it's not really a penguin - it's Tuz the Linux Tasmanian Devil masquerading as a penguin. It was a temporary change in mascot for the 2.6.29 kernel.

    13.0 login console with "muzzled penguin" - LinuxQuestions.org
    Linus' blog: New logo

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    To get rid of it, you'll need to recompile the kernel. There is an option under:

    Device drivers
    ->Graphics Support
    --> Bootup logo


    Recompile and install and boom, no more Tuz. -- Though, you can switch between FB's and get the same result (that'd be press ALT-F2).

    . . . and dude, don't be talking smack about Slackware or I'll come through this computer on you!!!

    Hey, get that look off your face. . . Don't think I cannot do it.

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    Real users don't need anything more than BIOS you spoon fed noobs.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Yeah. Bet this is one step forward in saving the Tasmanian Devil.
    Raised awareness and all that.

    And yet...
    Quote Originally Posted by blog comment
    David said...

    Hey Linus, any chance of photoshopping a plastic snout on the image of a starving African child for 2.6.30?
    You give then your hand and they want to take the whole arm. Insensitive pricks.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Just rebooted to try something else. . . Ever heard of "clear"?

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    "clear" isn't even installed on my machine. I thought it was a shell command (like 'cd'), but the terminal doesn't recognize it. I have the A (base), AP (common programs), D (development), L (shared libaries), and N (and networking) software series' installed. Am I missing something key? That's been enough software to write and compile code, and surf the web. I just assumed clear was only available in virtual terminals, and not in the tty.

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    don't be talking smack about Slackware
    On the contrary, now that I've tried it, I find myself disgusted with every other OS. I love how the slackware install exposes tons of details, but gives you an explanation of what it is, what your choices are and why you'd choose them, and then tells you what the 'safe' option is, just in case you don't care enough to read it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post
    . . . and dude, don't be talking smack about Slackware or I'll come through this computer on you!!!
    I sure hope you are not one of the regulars on Linus blog

    - I love you!
    - You are my hero.
    - Oh it's so cute!
    - I love Tux!
    - Tuz and Tux. That's too cool!

    The veritable who's who in Idiot's Land.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I don't blog. I don't myspace, facebook, etc. . . at the moment, all I do is Fable (the first). . . I'll probably Oblivion later, but I just had to rebuild my Windows partition and I'm reinstalling slowly. -- probably due to the fable discs being found first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I sure hope you are not one of the regulars on Linus blog

    - I love you!
    - You are my hero.
    - Oh it's so cute!
    - I love Tux!
    - Tuz and Tux. That's too cool!

    The veritable who's who in Idiot's Land.
    Wait a minute here. . . . I'm really confused. Did we convert you? I mean reading Linus's blog is a long way away from this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post
    Wait a minute here. . . . I'm really confused. Did we convert you? I mean reading Linus's blog is a long way away from this.
    That's my attempt at sarcasm.
    As for converting me, I don't think I'm the convertible type. Not about religion, not about politics, not about soccer, and definitely not about operating systems. All operating systems suck equally.

    In any case, I do like this or that a little bit more. And I do tend to appreciate Linux more than Windows. But along with the Mac community, there seems to exist a tendency for a representative portion of the Linux community to adopt a bend over stance towards a a bunch of bytes put together to form an OS and the ones who made it.

    One thing you can say about the Windows community: Most hate Windows.

    I find that a smarter move.

    ...

    As for the Tasmanian devil... Nice move and all, but someone should really inform Linus that really doesn't look like a Tasmanian Devil with a penguin snout. That looks like some kind of animal with a plastic snout. Of course, if this was Windows everybody would be complaining how Microsoft can't even draw a tasmanian devil with a plastic snout and how everybody at Redmond sucks for having ruined their terminal window. But being this Linus, "everybody" finds the Some Kind Of Animal with a Plastic Snout really cute and not a big deal.
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    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Most people I know who are proficient with both Windows and Linux (so have a real choice) use Linux. Or at least prefer Linux, but use Windows out of necessity.

    I certainly find Linux a lot more comfortable to use, but am forced to use Windows on my laptop for now.

    More on topic -
    I never knew people still use Linux without X! (for a desktop machine, not server)

    I find myself typing into a virtual terminal most of the time (more efficient), but still have X running for Firefox, IM client, OpenOffice, GIMP, and... not much else actually.

    Do you do image editing on command line, too?

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    Most people I know who are proficient with both Windows and Linux (so have a real choice) use Linux. Or at least prefer Linux, but use Windows out of necessity.
    Yeah - I have to use Windows at work - and with Windows 7 I've been very satisfied, but I still think it's pretty sad that it takes a cutting edge quad-core server / workstation to make Windows feel as responsive as my bottom-of-the-range single core, 900MB RAM laptop running Ubuntu. And even then - I only use Ubuntu because of it's support for my laptops drivers - there's more stuff I'd prefer to be cutting out for my dream get-stuff-done machine.

    I never knew people still use Linux without X! (for a desktop machine, not server)
    I forced myself to get used to working on the command-line and using ncurses programs so that when I ssh into my machine - that's almost no difference. The particular computer in question that started this thread, however, is purely for my hobbyist-kernel-hacking. So it frequently needs a reinstall - and I'd prefer not to be installing stuff I don't use. It makes the reinstall a lot faster, and makes debugging any problems MUCH simpler. Even so, on my laptop I spend most of my time in vim and the terminal - but I have GNOME there for when school dictates I submit homework as Word documents, for instance.

    Do you do image editing on command line, too?
    No I use GIMP, and often.... I'm ashamed to say this... MS Paint.

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