Boot time text messges
#1
I would like to be able to see the text messages during u-boot initialization and OS boot. There is a section in the wiki about it, but I expect it's outdated. Here is what it says;

<snip>
By default most Linux distros have a boot screen with a picture. To see all the messages, use the following;  
  • Backup and edit the U-Boot configuration file:
       cp -p /etc/default/u-boot /etc/default/u-boot.`date +%Y%m%d`    
       chmod a-w /etc/default/u-boot.`date +%Y%m%d`
      vi /etc/default/u-boot

Remove the quiet and splash parameters. Leave everything else alone.
  • Update the U-Boot configuration:

       u-boot-update
</snip>

On my fresh-from-the-factory Pinebook Pro I received in the last week of May 2020 there is no u-boot file in /etc/default and no u-boot-update.

So, how do I go about enabling boot time messages?

Thanks,
Patrick
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#2
@Pbowen , I've added a section for Manjaro on the Wiki. It's not perfect, as we don't get the early kernel messages. But, it's the first step.

Wiki - Pinebook Pro - Enabling text boot time messages

As usual, feel free to correct, improve or comment, (good or politely bad).
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Arwen Evenstar
Princess of Rivendale
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#3
(06-09-2020, 04:48 PM)Arwen Wrote: @Pbowen , I've added a section for Manjaro on the Wiki. It's not perfect, as we don't get the early kernel messages. But, it's the first step.

Wiki - Pinebook Pro - Enabling text boot time messages

As usual, feel free to correct, improve or comment, (good or politely bad).
Thanks for the quick response. I've tried it, and it works.

Patrick
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