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I use Fedora 15 on my Asus eeePC 1015P and I wonder if there is a way to remove the normal boot animation (the fedora logo thing / the loading bars) and see the console output.

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Either remove rhgb from the kernel line in the grub configuration in /boot/grub/grub.conf, or use plymouth-set-default-theme to select one of the text-only themes.

The following details are valid for Fedora 18.


Kernel command line is configured in /etc/grub2/grub.conf. This file is generated based on various configuration files under /etc/ directory.

The default kernel command line is provided in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX variable set in /etc/default/grub. Remove rhgb (or synonym splash) option and update grub configuration by running grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg command.


Use plymouth-set-default-theme details command to set theme which disables graphics and shows logs. Current theme is shown by running plymouth-set-default-theme without any option. The available themes are listed by --list option.

The effective settings used during the boot are actually in initramfs image which has to be updated after changing theme settings. Invoke /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd command (note the full path) to make changes effective.

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I will check this asap. – Michael K Jul 8 '11 at 12:18

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