I have set up a clean boot on a Pi with Stretch Lite and set it up so that it disables displaying text during boot and shows a Plymouth splash screen. One of the commands in /boot/cmdline.txt is "vt.global_cursor_default=0" which disables the blinking cursor during bootup. I have disabled auto-login so the terminal starts up with a login prompt. Because of the cmdline option, there is no blinking cursor. How do I enable the blinking cursor automatically after boot completes so that it blinks on the login prompt?
I added "setterm -cursor on" in ~/.profile which starts the blinking cursor after login, but I'd like it to start before login.
I tried modifying /etc/systemd/system/autostart@.service, but that didn't help.
ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -I "\033[?2c" %I $TERM
Here's my new /boot/cmdline.txt
dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=PARTUUID=117966a4-02 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait logo.nologo quiet splash vt.global_cursor_default=0
Edited to clarify.