How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

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How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

Post by Popcorn » Fri May 06, 2016 8:53 pm

I just confirmed this with my RPI2. Should work the same on the RPI0.

ssh into your PI. If you have a wifi adapter, this should work from another computer on the same network:

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ssh pi@retropie.local
Default password is "raspberry" and edit the boot options

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sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt
You will see a single line with all the boot options. Scroll along and change the following making sure not to add any linebreaks:
  • - Replace "console=tty1" by "console=tty3" to redirect boot messages to the third console.
    - Add "loglevel=3" to disable non-critical kernel log messages.
    - Add "logo.nologo" to the end of the line to remove the Raspberry PI logos from displaying
Press CTRL+X to exit and Y to save your changes.

Next edit the config file with the following:

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sudo nano /boot/config.txt
  • - add "disable_splash=1" at the end of the file.
Press CTRL+X to exit and Y to save your changes.

There you go. When it boots up now, it will just cleanly display the Retropie screen (or Wermy's bootup video if you go with that).

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Re: How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

Post by crispy_tofu » Fri May 06, 2016 9:03 pm

Thanks for sharing, this will be really useful. :)

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Re: How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

Post by dirtybeagles » Sat May 07, 2016 11:37 am

Would be helpful to post this in a video to share?

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Re: How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

Post by 1461748123 » Sat May 07, 2016 12:10 pm

Move topic to help forum

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Re: How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

Post by Popcorn » Sat May 07, 2016 2:51 pm

dirtybeagles wrote:Would be helpful to post this in a video to share?
Yeah, this might be daunting for those not used to the command line. I can simplify it, or even better, write a script that does this all for you. I'll come back and revisit this. Thanks.

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Re: How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

Post by dirtybeagles » Sat May 07, 2016 3:50 pm

Popcorn wrote:
dirtybeagles wrote:Would be helpful to post this in a video to share?
Yeah, this might be daunting for those not used to the command line. I can simplify it, or even better, write a script that does this all for you. I'll come back and revisit this. Thanks.
Thanks a ton for the help Popcorn. Love the name btw!

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Re: How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

Post by Popcorn » Mon May 09, 2016 2:12 pm

Move me to the Raspberry Pi forum please :)

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Re: How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

Post by dirtybeagles » Fri May 13, 2016 6:50 am

Popcorn wrote:Move me to the Raspberry Pi forum please :)
Hey popcorn, if I do this change, could I still get the bootup video of the GB logo?

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Re: How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

Post by Ganreizu » Mon May 23, 2016 11:29 am

dirtybeagles wrote:
Popcorn wrote:Move me to the Raspberry Pi forum please :)
Hey popcorn, if I do this change, could I still get the bootup video of the GB logo?
I think the GB logo video hides the bootup messages anyway. I'm about to try setting the boot video right now.

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Re: How to hide boot up messages and icons on Raspberry Pi

Post by Robots86 » Mon May 23, 2016 2:04 pm

Ganreizu wrote:
dirtybeagles wrote:
Popcorn wrote:Move me to the Raspberry Pi forum please :)
Hey popcorn, if I do this change, could I still get the bootup video of the GB logo?
I think the GB logo video hides the bootup messages anyway. I'm about to try setting the boot video right now.

Let us know how you get on I'm having trouble with this. Sometimes it will work but the majority of the time it flashes as if its trying to start but fails and i just continue to see the console text.... I cant figure out a fix

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