What is putting the four FreeBSD logos at the top of my 13.0 console screens?

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I'd like to know so I can get rid of that crap. (It being there also stops my cursor above the bottom of the screen by a distance equal to that taken up by the logos.) Jeez...
 

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I remember this happening before, it has something to do with the gop settings (video modes). I remember someone else running into the same thing a while back. Can't remember the details, lets see if I can find that thread again.
 

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I've seen this on my notebook, showing two logos (probably one per CPU/core/thread) as a result of a "too many fingers on keyboard error" ;) So, there seems to be some kind of hotkey to activate them? :-/
 
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I remember this happening before, it has something to do with the gop settings (video modes). I remember someone else running into the same thing a while back. Can't remember the details, lets see if I can find that thread again.
I remember seeing this long time back on a linux box, only with penguins, of course. I thought for a moment it might be a grub thing but it's been too long since I used Linux to remember. Could this have something to do with the conflict in /usr/src/UPDATING with linux DRM? It's at 20210202. I'm in 12.2 for now, and the horns are not there.
 

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Look at the PR VladiBG referenced. I have a system with 8 cores (16 threads) so I should have a whole line of them but it doesn't show up for me.
 
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Look at the PR VladiBG referenced. I have a system with 8 cores (16 threads) so I should have a whole line of them but it doesn't show up for me.
I followed the three steps and got the four logos. They're on every console screen I go to. If I log in as root, hold Enter down to drive the prompt to the bottom and then do "clear" the prompt goes to the top but the logos remain, partially overwritten.
 
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Does it help setting in /boot/loader.conf kern.vt.splash_cpu=0 as suggested as a workaround in the PR?
No.
Since my machine *is* working and in a 12.2 BE I'm going to build kernel+world to see if I can flush out whatever change is causing this. I've tried to portdowngrade the fbsd12-kmod and DRMkmod but the compile fails with lots of unhappy Linux references so I think this has something to do with the recent DRM kmod update. I have several BEs but /usr/ports is not in a ZFS dataset under zroot/ROOT so ports are now all the latest. No escaping.

(Apologies for the delay. It will be cold here tonight and I had a peach tree in bloom to cover.)
 
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