How to hide boot console message.

李周华 at
Fri May 11 04:14:20 UTC 2018

Very thanks Luzar.

May be I reached the end of the road.

So be it, I disable the splash feature and allow few message show.

By the way , where to submit a PR ?

> On May 11, 2018, at 9:02 AM, Ernie Luzar <luzar722 at> wrote:
> 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
> boot_mute="YES"
> verbose_loading="NO"
> beastie_disable="YES"
> autoboot_delay="-1"
> 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.

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list