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Watching Boot-up Screen [SOLVED]
« on: July 27, 2019, 09:58:27 am »
Is there any way to watch my machine (Asus Eeepc) load during a boot-up?  Right now my boot times are really long - several minutes.  And most of that time the netbook sits there with a blank black screen while it loads everything.  I use it at a hotel where I'm working and guests stand next to me waiting for the machine to finish so they can give me their thumb drive to print documents.  Thus that long blank black screen looks like nothing is going on and the guest wants to leave and find other alternatives to print what they need. If the screen could show what is going on during boot they would know they'd soon finish their task.

I'm running Pep. 9

Thanks much, John
« Last Edit: July 27, 2019, 03:56:35 pm by PCNetSpec, Reason: Marked as (SOLVED) »
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Re: Watching Boot-up Screen
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2019, 01:55:30 pm »
What happens if you hit the 'Esc' key during the black screen ? .. usually this will display the boot process.



Another option would be to run:
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gksudo xed /etc/default/grub
find the line that currently reads
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
and change it to
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""
SAVE the file, and exit the text editor.

Back in the terminal run:
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sudo update-grub
now reboot to test.
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Re: Watching Boot-up Screen [SOLVED]
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 03:06:03 pm »
Great!  ESC didn't do anything but running the instructions you called out did exactly what I was hoping for.  Thanks lots!
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Re: Watching Boot-up Screen
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2019, 03:51:27 pm »
You're welcome :)

BTW, if you're happy with the solution can you please remember to edit the FIRST posting in this topic, and change the subject line to:-

Subject: Watching Boot-up Screen (SOLVED)

Thanks in advance.

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I've done this for you this time as I noticed you'd marked your last response [SOLVED] .. in future, can you please remember to make the change to the FIRST posting your solved topic, otherwise it doesn't reflect in the forum menus (which always display the subject line from the FIRST post) .. TIA :)
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