I’m customizing a Linux distro to boot with a logo in full-screen.
So far so good, except the Linux video logo insist to show “boot-logo bigger than screen size” when using an 800×600 image with 800×600 resolution.
If I use a 800×600 image with 1024×768 resolution it work, but it is not full screen, because the logo background that I want to use is not black.
Even more interesting is if I use a 640×480 image with 640×480 resolution it works:
Note the blink cursor at upper left corner when the system is initializing.
Fortunately some one already found a way to fix it.
I just need to edit the linux/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c line 1640 replacing:
vc->vc_deccm = global_cursor_default; to vc->vc_deccm = 0;
In the kernel command line I’m passing:
console=null vga=785 quiet
Also in the autologin user ~/.xinitrc I put the command to run the application!
3 thoughts on “Hiding the blinking cursor of video console”
You should have the same result disabling the the framebuffer console support in the kernel configuration.
Thank you for this suggestion.
In fact disabling the framebuffer console solves the issue.
But something I need to remove the “console=null” from kernel cmdline to do maintenance, then I return the blink cursor using /sys/…