I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with kernel version 2.6.38-020638-generic. On the shutdown process when the desktop wallpaper is gone, there is always a black console printing some messages and then the ubuntu loading screen (the same one when the ubuntu is starting). What I want is to hide the black console so that the purple ubuntu loading comes right after the desktop wallpaper is gone.



Try editing /etc/init/rc.conf:

sudo nano /etc/init/rc.conf

and comment console output so it looks like:

#console output

Don't touch anything else in the file!

Then reboot and it should no longer show anything.

If you want to know what this does do

man 5 init

and read on the console output section.

  • This doesn't work on 13.04 and 12.04. I still see lots of console messages always. – Marky Feb 15 '13 at 17:54
  • This worked for me on 13.04. – Lars Nyström Oct 19 '13 at 10:59
  • Any way to do this on 17.04? – Peterson Silva Jul 22 '17 at 20:49

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