I have a Debian on beaglebone without an X server and I need to get rid of any console output to the framebuffer device.

I was trying few things I found, like console=null or kernel argument vga=0, but without luck.

Any advice?


You do not have a vga in your BeagleBone.

In my Lamobo R1 (ARM like the BB) I am passing to the kernel the parameters

sunxi_ve_mem_reserve=0 sunxi_g2d_mem_reserve=0 sunxi_fb_mem_reserve=0 console=ttyS1,115200n8

and took out the ones:

console=tty1 disp.screen0_output_mode=1920x1080p60

Why this parameters:


This eliminates the reserved memory for the video acceleration engine, saving 80MB.


This eliminates the reserved memory for the 2D acceleration engine.


This sets the amount of total reserved memory for the framebuffer to 0.


  • Using the console via a PL2303HX USB to UART TTL cable


  • Took it out because the terminal output was using the framebuffer.

Since you are not interested in video output, you might also be interested in a BeagleBone Green, a BeagleBone without a HDMI connector.


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