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Grab a screen shot of the ASCII art (e.g. from this forum thread) and save it in PNG format in the /boot/images directory.…and how do I get the cool, old ASCII art back?
Then make a copy of logo-orb.4th (if using 4TH) or lua/gfx-orb.lua (if using LUA), relacing the word “orb” in the file name with “asciiart”. Edit that copy to replace the file name freebsd-logo-rev.png with the name of your own PNG file (line 43 in the 4TH file or line 51 in the LUA file). Put the line
loader_logo="asciiart"in your loader.conf.
(All file names mentioned above are relative to the /boot directory, of course.)
That’s a kernel tunable (like all variables beginning withAlready tried these lines in my /boot/loader.conf:
hw). It is used by the kernel, not by the loader.
That is only relevant in legacy BIOS mode (CSM). It does not apply when booting via EFI.Code:
That setting refers to the splash screen. It has nothing to do with the loader menu screen.Code:
Please refer to the loader.conf(5) manual page and the comments in the /boot/defaults/loader.conf file for details.