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     APPEND root=/dev/sda1 ro 5 init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd quiet vga=current
 
     APPEND root=/dev/sda1 ro 5 init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd quiet vga=current
  
vga=current is the magic ''kernel argument'' not to do something crazy like: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32309
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vga=current is the magic ''kernel argument'' not to do something crazy like [https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32309 flash grey].
  
 
Configure your systemd getty service like so:
 
Configure your systemd getty service like so:
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     ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -i -a YOUR_USERNAME %I 38400
 
     ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -i -a YOUR_USERNAME %I 38400
  
To remove lastlog message you need to comment out _lastlog_ in /etc/pam.d/login:
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To remove lastlog message you need to comment out ''lastlog'' in /etc/pam.d/login:
  
 
     #session                optional        pam_lastlog.so
 
     #session                optional        pam_lastlog.so
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Outstanding Issues:
 
Outstanding Issues:
* https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32729
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* [https://github.com/karelzak/util-linux/issues/21 agetty's automatic login is noisy]
* https://github.com/karelzak/util-linux/issues/21
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* [https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=57216 Systemd shutdowns are not quiet]
* https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=57216
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Revision as of 05:50, 18 November 2012

This page is for those who prefer to limit the verbosity of their system to a strict minimum, either for aesthetics or other reasons. Following this guide will remove all text from the bootup process.

Syslinux+Systemd

Your /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg should look something like:

   $ grep APPEND /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg | head -n1
   APPEND root=/dev/sda1 ro 5 init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd quiet vga=current

vga=current is the magic kernel argument not to do something crazy like flash grey.

Configure your systemd getty service like so:

   x220:~$ grep ExecStart /usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service
   ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -i -a YOUR_USERNAME %I 38400

To remove lastlog message you need to comment out lastlog in /etc/pam.d/login:

    #session                optional        pam_lastlog.so

To hide any kernel messages from the console use this tip:

   $ grep ^kernel.printk /etc/sysctl.conf 
   kernel.printk = 3 3 3 3

Outstanding Issues: