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Old 09-04-2003, 02:16 PM   #1
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How do I disable the "attractive," graphical startup screen?


Personally, I think that the graphical boot up mode for Mandrake is ugly as sin. How do I get rid of it? I only want text when I boot.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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You want to edit your /etc/inittab file. Open it up in your favorite text editor, find the sections that deals with the default runlevels. You'll see a line like id:5:initdefault:. Change the 5 to a 3 and the next time you boot, it should show you nothing but text.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 02:30 PM   #3
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You'll have to edit your /etc/inittab file.

Look for...
Code:
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault:
Change the "id:5:initdefault:" to "id:3:initdefault:". You'll then boot to the command line, and can start X with startx.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 02:32 PM   #4
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Guys, you've got it wrong. He means the framebuffer thing, between Lilo and the login stage, when it lists services starting [ OK ] etc.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 02:33 PM   #5
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i dont' know if i am misunderstanding or hangdog, but i thought you were referring to something along the lines of: this
 
Old 09-04-2003, 02:36 PM   #6
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I did that, and it got rid of the X Window startup.

However, I'm still left with the "Loading BlahBlahBlah.............................................OK" screen on that ugly Mandrake graphic .

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i dont' know if i am misunderstanding or hangdog, but i thought you were referring to something along the lines of: this
Thanks!
 
Old 09-04-2003, 03:00 PM   #8
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Thanks!
Uuh, crap, spoke too soon.

I managed to kill the lilo graphic, but the "loading" screen is still there. Ok, so I killed the X graphical boot and the lilo graphic. 2/3 is progress, right?

How do I kill the loading screen?
 
Old 09-04-2003, 03:31 PM   #9
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How do I kill the loading screen?
Turn off the monitor?

The only thing I can think of would be to go through your start up scripts and comment out all the echo lines.

Thanks Proud and DrOzz, I didn't even know you could mess with the lilo display. But that's why I hang out here, the amount I learn just from reading posts is incredible.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 03:48 PM   #10
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I'm quite sure it's called the framebuffer, as if you Ctrl+Alt+F2 you can see it's not used on that mingetty, only the first of the default 6. Also iirc it has something to do with the vga= line.

Edit: also see this new feature, soon to be introduced to the linux kernel.

Last edited by Proud; 09-04-2003 at 03:50 PM.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 03:45 PM   #11
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when is that going in the kernel?
 
Old 09-07-2003, 06:27 PM   #12
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Dear god! WHY!?!?! What a waste of perfectly good code.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 06:35 PM   #13
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bootsplash can actually be really useful, don't knock it till you see it's applications. and there is no kernel overhead, just a little extra memory usage.

so yeah the mandrake bootup screen DOES use bootsplash. When i used to use mandrake, what I did was to take the kernel config from the annoying config file there and just recompiled a stock kernel without the boot patches on it. Also though it will presumably be using an initial ramdisk (initrd) which actually contains the graphic data, so if you were to remove the reference to the initrd file then the image shouldn't appear.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 06:42 PM   #14
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You should see the new one for RC1
 
Old 09-07-2003, 06:57 PM   #15
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You should see the new one for RC1
I'm not really keen on criticising a distro who have official representation, but man rc1 stank something awful. so so poor....
 
  


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