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How to boot with all TV output off or a splash screen

Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:39 am

Hey guys,

Anybody know of a good way to start with all TV output off, or better yet, only show a tasteful splash screen? What I want is to have no console output on screen until I can start my application and let that do it's thing. :)

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kj4ips
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Re: How to boot with all TV output off or a splash screen

Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:58 am

Try using the kernel option "quiet" or "silent" depending on your distro.

Come to think of it, I dont remember how to set kopts in the RPi bootloader... Darn...

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Re: How to boot with all TV output off or a splash screen

Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:17 pm

A full-featured splash screen seems to be a bit complicated.

However, if you just want to hide all console output during boot, you can make the following changes to /boot/cmdline.txt, so that just the raspberry logo is shown during boot and nothing else:
  • Replace "console=tty1" by "console=tty3" to redirect boot messages to the third console.
  • Add "loglevel=3" to disable non-critical kernel log messages.
  • Hide the text cursor: "vt.global_cursor_default=0".
To see the console output anyway, just press Alt+F3 during or after boot.

You might also want to comment out the line in /etc/inittab that starts a getty process (the login prompt) on tty1.

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