[Nottingham] Preventing console starting on embedded arm-linux setup

David Bean david at dbean.uklinux.net
Thu Apr 1 22:03:36 BST 2004

On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 21:42, Ant Allen wrote:
> On Thursday 01 Apr 2004 7:31 pm, Paul Sladen wrote:
> > Look for the line in `/etc/inittab' which is starting `getty' on the
> > framebuffer;  comment it out with a `#' hash and run `init q' to reload
> > the `init' process.
> That's the login prompt gone but  I've still got tux and a flashing cursor.
> Ideally I don't want to start the console on the framebuffer at all ... partly 
> because I don't want the flashing cursor, and partly because I've modified 
> the framebuffer device driver and I think I've broken framebuffer console 
> scrolling support.  How do I stop the console being initialised in the first 
> place?
> Ant

use the kernel command line 
should do the trick.

David Bean

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