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jncross 01-04-2011 02:33 PM

get rid of terminal background at run level three
If this is documented (I'm sure it is) I can't find it. Being a really OLD UNIX user (35-tty days) I don't like GUI and leave it at RL 3. The background is wallpapered with an undesired image. I can't remember where to get rid of it. I have done it B4 but I've slept since then

markush 01-04-2011 02:42 PM

Hi jncross, welcome to LQ,

mh, seems you're using Windows, click with the right-hand-button into the desktop, "Property"->"design"->"Backgroundpicture" chose the first entry "none".

If you mean your Linux-computer, which distribution are you using?


jncross 01-04-2011 03:32 PM

I was using a windows box to post but the issue is on the linux box. I am trying out openSUSE and at run level 3 (no gui) there is a 'watermark' type of background. I have gotten rid of it in Mandriva and can't remember where I did it.

markush 01-04-2011 03:36 PM

Well, I don't have as much experience with OpenSuse, but I remember once I tried to install such a picture with Gentoo, I think the keyword to google for is "splashscreen" or "splashimage" or "FBSplash". Maybe this helps:

Good luck


colucix 01-04-2011 03:56 PM

The simplest solution is to switch to another virtual console, since the bootsplash image is visible only on tty1. Another option is to set the vga= parameter to normal in /boot/grub/menu.lst. Any other vga=0x value sets the console resolution and applies the bootsplash image accordingly. Images are stored in /etc/bootsplash/themes/openSUSE/images and the related config files in /etc/bootsplash/themes/openSUSE/config. You can also change/add them to customize the background image. Finally note that in the upper left corner of the first console there is the geko logo, which is provided in two different sizes as /etc/bootsplash/themes/openSUSE/images/logo.mng and /etc/bootsplash/themes/openSUSE/images/logov.mng.

If you want to remove the background temporarily, as root you can issue

echo 0 > /proc/splash
More about the bootsplash stuff in the documentation installed along with the bootsplash package, in /usr/share/doc/packages/bootsplash. Hope this helps.

jncross 01-04-2011 06:55 PM

Thanks for the info - different the mandriva for sure


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