Hiding all traces of linux prompts/text & Boot video issue

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  • #104251
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    sekazi
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    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
    disable_splash=1

    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
    /home/pi/Shared/loading.png

    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?

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    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.

    #104255
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    herbfargus
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    See the comments on this video as well for hiding text as emulators load:

    #104285
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    herbfargus
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    and here’s the solution to getting the video to play all the way through:

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/issues/969#issuecomment-132645064

    #104321
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    sekazi
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    I am still getting a blinking underscore cursor when I change
    [ “tty” = “/dev/tty1” ] && emulationstation
    to
    [ “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.

    #104322
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    herbfargus
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    Its probably about as good as it will get right now Unless you’re able to come up with something better.

    #104799
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    k4r7u
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    @sekazi: I got the same strange behavior when using fbi.
    Try adding “/home/pi/Shared/loading.png” two times to the file loading.list.
    For me the black image is shown all of the time until now.

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