I recently installed the latest raspbian image on my Pi and configured it to boot to CLI with autologin. This version has the Pixel theme of Plymouth.

I followed all tutorials I could find on removing the text that shows on boot, but the spinning text of Plymouth still shows messages such as: "systemd-logind.service" or "Starting NPS Server".

I need to remove those. Do you have any idea how to configure Plymouth (or other software involved) in order to hide all this messages and warnings?

Please keep in mind that I do want to show the splash screen logo, which is already correctly configured. I'm quite happy with Plymouth regarding that. I just want to hide the text messages that keep spinning at boot.

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You may have to change or edit your plymouth theme in order to remove theses strings.

You can look for less verbose plymouth themes with :

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme --list

And try them :

sudo plymouthd
sudo plymouth-set-default-theme joy
sudo plymouth --show-splash
sudo plymouth quit 

If you need more flexibility, you can edit themes by modifying images : /usr/share/plymouth/themes/themeName

If you launch plymouth via initramfs, don't forget to update it !
This is the case if you have a line in your conft.txt file that starts with initramfs=something

sudo update-initramfs -c -k $(uname -r)
  • Not sure if these were the changes I did but I was able to remove all prints by editing the text callback function in the plymouth there files as you suggested
    – dev.pt
    Commented Aug 10, 2017 at 20:10

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