Could you clarify what the steps are to enable the virtual terminal?  I can't find
the exact directions on the Wiki.  I have CONFIG_LOGO=y in the Linux
.config and I know about the tty0 line in /etc/inittab.  I don't think my /dev/tty0
is linked to the LCD at this point, though.


On 7/26/07, Craig Hughes < > wrote:
On Jul 26, 2007, at 10:06 AM, Jason Peterson wrote:

> I have  enabled the necessary options in the kernel to get the Gumstix
> logo splash screen to show up on an LCD during boot.  I can see the
> cursor flashing in the upper left hand corner along with the logo.
> 1.  How do I write messages to the frame buffer console during boot?

/dev/tty0 should be connected to the fbcon, so you can do stuff like

echo "Hello world" > /dev/tty0

> 2.  How do I disable the flashing cursor during boot?

I forget how you turn the cursor black -- some escape sequence you
can send to the tty probably.  According to this:


it *might* be:

ESC [ ? 25 h
     DECTECM (default on): Make cursor visible.

So you'd do something like:

echo -ne '\033[?25h' > /dev/tty0

It might be '\0033[?25h' -- I never remember whether you need that
extra 0 in octal escape sequences or not...


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