Package Details: fbsplash

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: fbsplash
Description: Userspace splash screen implementation (formerly 'gensplash') (deprecated, see: Plymouth)
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: fbsplash-scripts, initscripts-extras-fbsplash
Submitter: None
Maintainer: nemesys
Last Packager: nemesys
Votes: 297
Popularity: 0.035577
First Submitted: 2007-11-01 02:26
Last Updated: 2016-10-19 21:33

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ventto commented on 2018-06-08 05:37


Install miscsplashutils:

Install fbsplash:

It should work.

roytje88 commented on 2018-05-20 10:39

The link should be "". By editing this in the PKGBUILD, it succeeds.

steftim commented on 2018-03-20 08:22

The link "" is not working.

nemesys commented on 2016-10-19 21:35

Corrected PKGBUILD to include working source mirror and also implemented freetype2.patch to correct freetype2 related errors and allow for successful build and use.

Det commented on 2016-08-12 18:12

Disowned. If it still works, and you still prefer over Plymouth, you should adopt.

ironman820 commented on 2016-08-12 18:10

Latest version of Freetype2 moved the old Freetype packages to a subdirectory.

I had to change the lines that handle that to:

#Fix freetype => freetype2
sed -i 's|\(#include <freetype\)/|\12/freetype/|' src/libfbsplashrender.c
sed -i 's|\(#include <freetype\)/|\12/freetype/|' src/ttf.h
sed -i 's|\(#include <freetype\)/|\12/freetype/|' src/ttf.c

tomkwok commented on 2014-09-27 13:39

Updated with patches from alex.syrel

alex.syrel commented on 2014-02-04 21:16

To build without such errors:

ttf.c:28:30: fatal error: freetype/ftoutln.h: No such file or directory
#include <freetype/ftoutln.h>
compilation terminated.

Edit PKGBUILD and in section build() before make add:

#Fix freetype => freetype2
sed -i 's:\(#include <freetype\)/:\12/:' src/libfbsplashrender.c
sed -i 's:\(#include <freetype\)/:\12/:' src/ttf.h
sed -i 's:\(#include <freetype\)/:\12/:' src/ttf.c

ShadowKyogre commented on 2014-01-13 18:29

I'm disowning this package because I no longer use fbsplash and the related packages and currently do not have the time to set up a test machine to help maintain the package. If there's anyone out there that wants to maintain these packages, it would be greatly appreciated :).

Aspiring commented on 2013-12-11 05:45 error: possibly undefined macro: AC_MSG_ERROR
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