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Always boot in verbose mode System
Holding down Cmd-V at startup will put MacOS X in "verbose" mode, displaying the Unix system message buffer instead of the Aqua splash screen and progress bar. For those who'd rather always boot in verbose mode (and don't want to hold down Cmd-V every time), the FAQ explains how to set your Open Firmware parameters to support this.

Note that rebooting into MacOS 9 will reset these parameters, so this tip works only for as long as you stay pure. ;-)
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startup script
Authored by: scrod on Nov 07, '01 09:24:22PM
Couldn't you simply add the command nvram boot-args="-v" to a Startup shell script? This way you wouldn't have to manually set this option every time you reboot into OS X from OS 9.

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startup script
Authored by: sungwoo on Nov 08, '01 01:09:44AM

Where should I put that command into which startupitem?
Or should I make a new one?

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Yes, lovely, it's shown.
Authored by: Peganthyrus on Nov 09, '01 02:39:54PM

Is all this information that slowly grinds up my screen (faux text mood doesn't work too well on a 1600x1200 display...) logged anywhere? I caught glimpses of some things that looked like they needed investigation...

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Re: Yes, lovely, it's shown.
Authored by: Scott Forbes on Nov 12, '01 01:21:04AM
Try typing "dmesg" from the Terminal's shell prompt.

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