Change rainbow splash screen??


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by redhawk » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:04 pm
When the PI boots up a rainbow coloured squire appears at the start, is it possible to change this image to something else and if so how??

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by dom » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:40 pm
You can change it to a black square:
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disable_splash=1

in config.txt....
You could then display your desired splash screen earliy in the linux boot (which is what OpenELEC/Raspbmc do).
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by redhawk » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:12 am
Thanks for the tip however I would rather replace the image than disable it.

What's the procedure for changing the splash screen does it have to be a specific format or resolution??

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by daveg » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:50 am
I don't think you will be able to change it as it is a test image which displays before the gpu starts loading the OS and is probably embedded in the SoC or coded into the gpu blob which isn't for public editing.
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by mahjongg » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:01 am
Its not a splash screen, its a test the GPU does, before linux even boots. You have the choice of disabling it.
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by dom » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:53 pm
It's actually a four pixels zoomed up to fill the screen. The rainbow effect comes from the scaling kernel.
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by point » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:15 pm
The disable_splash=1 in config.txt does not have any influence. I'm running the latest firmware and kernel on RPi B 512 MB version.

What could be the cause?
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by qubodup » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:16 pm
Adding
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disable_splash=1

to /boot/config.txt should do it as described on http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentatio ... fig-txt.md
disable_splash
If set to 1, don't show the rainbow splash screen on boot. The default value is 0.


However this has no effect in NOOBS raspberrypi 3.12.28+ on RPi B.
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