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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].
 
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:
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Configure your systemd getty service as described upon [[Automatic_login_to_virtual_console]].
  
     x220:~$ grep ExecStart /usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service
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     x220:~$ grep Exec /etc/systemd/system/autologin\@.service
     ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty --skip-login --noissue --autologin YOUR_USERNAME %I 38400
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     ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -n -i -a YOUR_USERNAME %I
  
 
To remove lastlog message you need to comment out ''lastlog'' in /etc/pam.d/login:
 
To remove lastlog message you need to comment out ''lastlog'' in /etc/pam.d/login:
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Outstanding Issues:
 
Outstanding Issues:
* [https://github.com/karelzak/util-linux/issues/21 agetty's automatic login is noisy]
 
 
* [https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=57216 Systemd shutdowns are not quiet]
 
* [https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=57216 Systemd shutdowns are not quiet]

Revision as of 09:43, 4 May 2013

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 as described upon Automatic_login_to_virtual_console.

   x220:~$ grep Exec /etc/systemd/system/autologin\@.service
   ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -n -i -a YOUR_USERNAME %I

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

To hide startx messages, you could redirect its output to /dev/null, like so:

   [[ $(fgconsole 2>/dev/null) == 1 ]] && exec startx -- vt1 &> /dev/null

Outstanding Issues: