I am running the 3.0 release and have been trying to fully hide any traces of prompts and text. First I will go though what I have changed.
Added the following to /boot/config.txt to remove the boot color spectrum
Changed the following of /boot/cmdline.txt
console=tty1 to console=tty3
And added the following to the end to remove all boot text
loglevel=3 quiet logo.nologo
The above always works fine for me. After this I would really like to hide all text when a emulator is started. So as far as I am able to get is doing the following.
Added the following to /opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/runcommand.sh to show a black image instead of any text during the emulator startup.
sudo fbi -T 2 -once -t 20 -noverbose -a -l /home/pi/Shared/loading.list
The loading.list contains
When testing this works half the time. I still sometimes see the entire boot sequence and sometimes it shows just a black screen. When I tried with another color other than black I noticed that sometimes the image only takes the bottom half of the screen.
Should I be using this in something other than the runcommand.sh?
For the boot video the issue I have noticed in the final release is the video is not allowed to fully play. Instead it just cuts off and then I am stuck with a longer emulationstation loading screen.
I am still getting a blinking underscore cursor when I change
[ “tty” = “/dev/tty1” ] && emulationstation
[ “tty” = “/dev/tty1” ] && clear && emulationstation > /dev/null 2>&1
It is much better though.
As for the video the the solution has a flaw.
while pgrep omxplayer &>/dev/null; do sleep 1; done
That is causing emulationstation to not start loading until the video is finished playing resulting in a short boot sequence which the video was hiding plus the video allows the emulationstation loading screen to no be shown as long.