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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject: hide console output until SLIM? Reply with quote

Hello,

Is there a way to hide console output or better yet adding and image when booting right up until SLIM logging manager?

And is it possible the same, to shutdown without console output but an image??

thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there are several ways of doing this. Splashutils is probably your best bet: that's the easiest way to get a text-less boot with images, animations, progress bars or whatever. The old bootsplash patch still works too, or at least it did the last time I tried it (several months ago): you just have to find a recent enough patch for your kernel. Either way you can use kernel graphic modes for your framebuffer (i.e. these boot splash methods work with KMS, just like plymouth). Plymouth is the method other distros tend to use, and it's in portage; but last time I tried it, Gentoo's version was rubbish: there was no way to get a smooth text-less boot from power-on to your xorg login manager, so installing it was basically pointless...you're better off with splashutils.
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