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I want to turn off all vga output from init until X starts my application

I'm using Fedora Core 3.

I'm wondering what would  be the easiest way to turn off the  boot messages ( perhaps redirect them all to a file) until X is through booting so that only when my automatic login is started, that the vga output comes back on and displays my kiosk app.

I've been looking for a parameter to use in grub  that might turn off the verbose output from init.
If that isn't possible, can anyone point me to a program that I might be able to turn off vga output as S1VideoOff and then turn it back on with S99VideoOn ?

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If you installed grub as bootloader and used the standard fedora core installation routine, there is a splash screen which covers all the bootup output. Why not just use this? I think it is the "quiet" option in the grub.menu file, but I'm not sure, as I have changed my menu file and don't remember the original. But you should be able to do this via GRUB.


In /boot/grub/grub.conf  (or menu.lst)
title Fedora Core 3 (2.6.10)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.10ro root=LABEL=/ quiet   <==== "quiet" here

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