How to hide boot console message.

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at
Fri May 11 01:02:56 UTC 2018

李周华 wrote:
> Luzar, thanks for you quickly and kindly reply 😄.
> Just now i download and add a .bmp image under /boot and add some lines 
> in /boot/loader.conf .
> now it content is that:
> boot_mute="YES"
> verbose_loading="NO"
> beastie_disable="YES"
> autoboot_delay="-1"
> #kern.vty=vt
> #hw.vga.textmode=1
> i915kms_load="YES"
> #kern.vt.fb.default_mode="1280x800"
> fuse_load="YES"
> snd_hda_load="YES"
> splash_bmp_load="YES"
> bitmap_load="YES"
> bitmap_name="/boot/splash.bmp"

I see your problem now that you gave more details. Splash screen only 
works with non-vt console screens. There is a bug report about this problem.

You need vt because you are running a desktop. There is no way to jump 
between vt and sc console screen types after the OS is booted. This is a 
known problem since 11.0 when vt became the default console screen driver.

Unless someone else jumps in with another solution I would say you have 
reached the end of the road about your desire to kill all boot messages.

You said /boot/loader.conf defaulting to vt


kills all the boot messages except some networking messages. If this is 
so then submit a PR about this to get those messages to abide with the 
boot_mute="YES" option setting.

Good luck.

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