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Old 05-24-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Disabling Startup logo (Tux) in Debian

My aging iBook has been freezing recently, and I think the graphics card has been overheating recently whenever it displays a gui for an extended amount of time. I've been trying out console mode, in both OS X and Debian, and they both seem to work without freezing.

My problem is when Debian boots up and displays the Tux logo in the upper left, it seems to switch to a graphics mode which blanks out my screen and freezes my computer if I've been leaving it running for too long (due to the graphics card still being hot). There's no problem after the computer boots up further and the logo disappears. What's the easiest way to stay in a strictly console mode during start up, or trying to disable the startup logo? (I've already disabled gdm)

Thanks for any help.
Old 05-24-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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You would have to recompile the kernel to get rid of framebuffer support
Old 05-30-2009, 05:12 PM   #3
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As an update, on menuconfig I found an option for disabling the startup logo, so I tried that out. I managed to get my kernel to recompile, and the logo did indeed disappear, but it didn't fix my problem; my computer still would go to a blank screen if I rebooted after leaving my computer on for too long.

I tried AceofSpade's suggestion, and disabled framebuffer support and recompiled the kernel, and now I have a problem that when I boot up, where it would normally switch to the framebuffered screen with a logo on it, it remains frozen on the wall of text of the nonframebuffered boot screen, without showing any of the remaining boot. I can still enter commands (I've logged in and shut down the computer) but the screen remains frozen on the text from boot.

Any suggestions?

Old 06-15-2009, 02:52 AM   #4
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I want to ask someone tried to incorporate the bootup logo ( mini tux in the top left of the display to load the system).
Perform all necessary for this:
- when compiling the kernel, I select this:

Support for frame buffer devices FB->VESA VGA graphics support FB_VESA

Select all in the:

Console display driver support ->

selct all in the:

Bootup logo LOGO->

-in the GRUB, in the file menu.lst fix this row:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=UUID=d5b52903-5…. video=vesafb vga=00323 ro quiet

-in the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf, comment this row:

#blacklist vesafb

-in the file /etc/initramfs-tools/modules, add:


-in the end update initramfs this command:

update-initramfs -u

In all my UBUNTU not load boot logo!!!!!!!!


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