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Date:	Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:39:16 +0100
From:	Daniel Mack <>
To:	David Newall <>
Cc:	Alan Cox <>,
	Clemens Ladisch <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vt: make the default cursor shape configurable

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:06:58PM +1030, David Newall wrote:
> Daniel Mack wrote:
> > "A couple of seconds" is still too much. We don't want to give the
> > impression of a terminal at all. The whole application starting
> > afterwards has no cursor either.
> Or even half a second. Devices regularly flash and squiggle on startup,
> often as a diagnostic. Did you look at initialising your display
> controller in graphics mode, or with the cursor off?

It's a dumb framebuffer device, fbcon handles the rest. From the moment
when the framebuffer is initalized until the userspace comes up, it
takes ~5 secs, and at this time, we don't want to see the cursor.

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