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Re: how do you hide all the boot text?

Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:03 am

I'd love to play doom again with multiplayer over the internet I worked for a game company in the 90's and after hours we'd do doom network parties.

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Re: how do you hide all the boot text?

Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:41 pm

berighteous wrote: Here I go again. Please forgive me for asking...
What is the rainbow color box when it boots? Is it a photo or is it system generated... and why is it on there at all? I don't mind it, but if I can change it to something more meaningful I'd like to.
Its not a "splash screen", its a GPU test. The GPU puts four colored pixels on the screen, then stretches and blends (rescales) them to fill the whole screen.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_scaling
The rescale function of the GPU is also used when using composite vide output, the GPU simply rescales everything that would appear on an HDMI screen to a resolution suitable for composite video.

You can't change it to "something meaningful" because as I said its basically just four pixels!
You also cannot remove it, is part of the "firmware" of the GPU.

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Re: how do you hide all the boot text?

Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:31 pm

You can disable it (or rather, change it to four black pixels) by adding to config.txt:

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disable_splash=1

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Re: how do you hide all the boot text?

Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:11 pm

Four black pixels... Who would have thought that possible... :lol:

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Re: how do you hide all the boot text?

Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:28 pm

An easier option would be to edit the /boot/cmdline.txt file by typing "sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt" and remove the "console=tty1" portion of the long line in that file. I will post a blog that will also add a splash screen to that. The only problem is that the cursor blinks until the rpi is done booting. To get the text back, just put "console=tty1" back where you took it out.

For those who say watching the text is "the right way", this is open source hardware and software. If I prefer not to watch the text and someone knows how to do so, why not just supply the answer? The OP didn't ask if it was recommended, but how to do it.

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Re: how do you hide all the boot text?

Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:14 pm

I need to be able to copy all of the startup scrolling text to a file, for later review, in case of error. How do I do that? Maybe this is already done, but on startup the text scrolls too fast to read. Thanks

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Re: how do you hide all the boot text?

Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:07 pm

Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=147682#p971555

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Re: how do you hide all the boot text?

Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:44 pm

First of all, sorry for my bad English.

I have made all the things related in this thread to hide the boot messages, the rainbow splash screen and the raspberry logo.

Now I want to know whether it is possible to hide the flicking cursor at the boot and the text messages that appear when initiating and finishing an emulator.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: how do you hide all the boot text?

Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:27 pm

Modifying /boot/cmdline.txt was working so far but after applying those modifications I updated to the latest Jessie Lite version and now a few message are still shown.

1) Upgrade:

The following packages have been kept back:
plymouth
The following packages will be upgraded:
bind9-host curl e2fslibs e2fsprogs file gnupg gpgv libbind9-90 libc-bin
libc-dev-bin libc6 libc6-dbg libc6-dev libcomerr2 libcurl3 libcurl3-gnutls
libdns-export100 libdns100 libgcrypt20 libidn11 libirs-export91
libisc-export95 libisc95 libisccc90 libisccfg-export90 libisccfg90
liblwres90 libmagic1 libpython2.7 libpython2.7-minimal libpython2.7-stdlib
libraspberrypi-bin libraspberrypi-dev libraspberrypi-doc libraspberrypi0
libsqlite3-0 libss2 libssl1.0.0 libsystemd0 libudev1 libxml2 locales
multiarch-support nodejs openssl python2.7 python2.7-minimal
raspberrypi-bootloader raspberrypi-kernel raspberrypi-sys-mods raspi-config
systemd systemd-sysv tzdata udev wget wpasupplicant

2) Dist Upgrade

The following NEW packages will be installed:
libplymouth4
The following packages will be upgraded:
plymouth

Any clues? Probably it is related to the systemd or plymouth upgrade.

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Re: how do you hide all the boot text?

Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:34 pm

Follow-up to my previous post:

The plymouth package was the root cause!

Just uninstall it:

sudo apt-get remove plymouth

This also uninstalls the mountall package but seems to have no further dependencies. After that the screen is black again during the boot process.

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