Hiding the Raspberry Pi boot text

When I build any custom Raspberry Pi project, I like to hide the initial boot up text. This is a great finishing touch that will help make your project look more like a finished product.

Enter the following into the terminal. You can access the terminal by pressing F4 or through your network via SSH.

1.) Change /boot/cmdline.txt

sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt

Change the console from tty1 to

console=tty3 

Also add this line to the end of the text

quiet splash loglevel=0 logo.nologo vt.global_cursor_default=0

Save changes by pressing CTL+O and confirm by pressing ENTER. Then press CTL+X to exit back to terminal and move on to step 2.

2.) Hide dmesg

sudo nano /etc/rc.local

Before ‘exit 0’ add:

#Hide Kernel Messages
dmesg --console-off

Save changes by pressing CTL+O and confirm by pressing ENTER. Then press CTL+X to exit back to terminal and move on to step 3.

3.) Remove rainbow splashscreen

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

Add this line to the bottom

disable_splash=1

Save changes by pressing CTL+O and confirm by pressing ENTER. Then press CTL+X to exit back to terminal and move on to step 4.

4.) Enable hushlogin

touch ~/.hushlogin

After you have completed all steps type EXIT to leave terminal.

2 thoughts on “Hiding the Raspberry Pi boot text”

    1. The terminal. You can access terminal on the Pi by connecting a keyboard and pressing F4, or through network via SSH. After you are done following the steps, you can simply type EXIT on the terminal to return to Emulation Station.

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