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    Is it possible that as soon as you power up the raspberry it displays a splash screen? Maybe even get retropie or ES to fire a custom event that removes the splash screen once it has finally loaded everything and your ready to pick your system.

    I want to hide as much terminal screens as possible. Give retropie a very clean and smooth boot up sequence. hide all the background stuff in the background



    you can quieten output by adding “quiet” kernel line parameter. may be possible to have a fullscreen logo as soon as the kernel loads, but you would need to do some kernel hacking 🙂 (or pi firmware hacking 🙂 )

    We wouldn’t want to include that as default, as although you may not like the boot messages, they are very useful for debugging 🙂



    Thanks heaps for pointingme int the right direction. I wish i could just do something like this and write up a tute, I dont know how to program in linux or phython. How would i do something like this? i dont even know where to start. I imagine something like this would take ages even to explain so. But any help would be appreciated.

    Once i get everything working the way i want ill prob create a clean polished “Production” version and a “development” version with all the termnial stuff. it would be cool if there was a switch in the code that could let you switch between production and development in the one Setup.



    This is a good tutorial, it is more specific to the raspberry pi but if you timed the splash screen right it would hide the bulk of the boot text until emulationstation starts up.

    This method uses omxplayer:

    There is also a method utilising fbi here:


    This can also be used to hide some of the text in the boot sequence:

    or this: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=88408

    Google raspberry pi boot splashscreen/ hide boot text … between all of the sources you could probably piece something together for RetroPie. I for one would be interested to see what you come up with.

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