Disabling graphical boot and starting applications early

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 9 14:24:11 UTC 2012

On 2012-12-09 23:35 (GMT+1100) Daniel Dalton composed:

> I'm vision impaired, so I would like a text boot screen so that I can
> read it with brltty in Braille, as brltty does not support reading of
> graphical boot screens. (so if something goes wrong, I can fix it
> myself)

> To achieve this I tried to disable plymouth. After a bit of research
> best solution was just to remove the plymouth* scripts from /etc/init.d
> (I've backed them up of course).
> I also set grub to "quiet" opposed to the default quiet splash.

> So, now maybe I have a text boot, not sure. Is this the best way to
> achieve a text boot in ubuntu?


> Also, I don't want to replace quiet splash in grub with "text", because
> I still want a gui to boot up.

My 10.04 boots up to normal GUI, but with text boot messages, with the 
following cmdline:

	ro root=<device> splash=verbose noplymouth

Note absence of "quiet" and video-related options.
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