When you start the RPi, a raspberry appears in the top left corner while exciting white text flows across the screen. How does that work? Is it possible to take it away/change it, or make my Desktop Arch PC do the same thing?

  • +1 for "exciting white text". kernel messages are normally rather boring :) Feb 27, 2014 at 18:16
  • Also many distributions hide these by default but they can be reenabled. Feb 27, 2014 at 18:17

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This logo is standard for Linux distributions, however the actual image might be different. To change and/or replace the image, you have to recompile the kernel -- not very easy thing to do, if you are new to all this Linux stuff.

If you need more info, please, refer to "How to change the Linux penguin boot logo" article, that explains everything in great details.

  • I don't think I'm going to recompile my kernel just to add a penguin, but I'll think about it if I do anyway. Thanks!
    – MadTux
    Oct 31, 2013 at 7:35

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