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

Posted on 2005-05-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
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 ?

Question by:dogstar49
    LVL 87

    Accepted Solution

    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 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.

    LVL 38

    Assisted Solution

    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

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How to run any project with ease

    Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
    - Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
    - View and edit from mobile/offline
    - Cut down on emails

    The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
    Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers ( and Greg Ross from Paessler ( for a discussion about smart network …
    Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
    Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

    779 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    17 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now