I setup my rPi to start with Console Autologin.

I also start a script from ~/.bashrc, which runs tail -f on a growing file.

The four raspberry icons on top of the console never disappear:

Four raspberries on top of my console

How can I prevent them from showing up altogether? Alternatively, let them scroll out of screen?

  • I searched this site ... raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/60256/… Jun 26, 2020 at 8:57
  • @JaromandaX Thanks! Searching for "console remove four raspberries" did not yield this result (or any relevant result). "Remove four raspberries" did. Am I wrong to believe this search tool is broken?
    – Gauthier
    Jun 26, 2020 at 9:05
  • my search was "remove four raspberries" :p Jun 26, 2020 at 10:15
  • @JaromandaX the fact that including "console" makes the search fail is terrible. And it makes me look like an idiot who doesn't search before asking :/
    – Gauthier
    Jun 26, 2020 at 10:41
  • quick, delete your question :p nah, the other question was asked poorly Jun 26, 2020 at 12:25

1 Answer 1


The Pi logos are done the same way as the Tux penguins used with the normal linux kernel. Try adding this to /boot/cmdline.txt:


From: https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.html

Remember, cmdline.txt must be all one line. Separate parameters with spaces.

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