Disabling all the start-up graphics

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at fjellstad.org
Sat Sep 22 18:33:17 UTC 2007

Peter N Spotts <pspotts at alum.mit.edu> writes:

> Folks,
> I'm kinda of partial to watching the start-up process as I activate
> Xubuntu Fiesty. And I don't mind logging in the old-fashioned way and
> using startx. I've disabled the log-in screen, which gives me a
> command-line login. I'm now trying to figure out how to disable the
> admittedly nice-looking progress bar that appears during the boot-up
> process so that I can track the system's progress as it gets rolling.
> What's the most effective way to do that?

In /boot/grub/menu.lst, remove the splash and quiet option in the kernel
line. To change it permanently for even new installed kernels, find the
defoptions line and remove quiet and splash there

John L. Fjellstad
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