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    Default Pressing Esc key during OS booting

    Since the 12.x age I was taught that one could press the Esc key during openSUSE's booting screen (the openSUSE logo and the sort of "progress" cyclic bar) in order to switch from the logo screen to console, showing all processes and services being started. Also pressing Esc key again to switch back to logo screen until the login screen finally appears.

    I noticed this still works on Leap 42.3. But I always wondered, is this an intended "feature" of openSUSE indeed, or is it more of an unintended "hack"? Is it ok and safe to do this?

    Thanks beforehand.

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    Default Re: Pressing Esc key during OS booting

    That is normal. In fact one could say that showing some picture/animation instead of the real text is the hack.
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    Default Re: Pressing Esc key during OS booting

    That fancy screen is plymouth. Almost every distro has it. Behind plymouth your mashine shows bootlog. You can turn it off becouse on some machines plymouth can slow boot time (but not much I thnk).

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    Default Re: Pressing Esc key during OS booting

    Hi
    I just get rid of it, add locks and rebuild initrd;
    Code:
    zypper rm libply-boot-client4 libply-splash-core4 libply-splash-graphics4 libply4 plymouth  plymouth-branding-openSUSE plymouth-dracut  plymouth-plugin-label-ft plymouth-plugin-script plymouth-scripts
    zypper al libply-boot-client4 libply-splash-core4 libply-splash-graphics4 libply4 plymouth  plymouth-branding-openSUSE plymouth-dracut  plymouth-plugin-label-ft plymouth-plugin-script plymouth-scripts
    mkinitrd
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