Package Details: plymouth 0.9.4-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: plymouth
Description: A graphical boot splash screen with kernel mode-setting support
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: plymouth-git, plymouth-legacy, plymouth-nosystemd
Provides: plymouth
Submitter: PirateJonno
Maintainer: nullptr_t
Last Packager: nullptr_t
Votes: 459
Popularity: 6.450878
First Submitted: 2009-08-12 04:16
Last Updated: 2018-11-06 15:57

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zerophase commented on 2019-02-12 17:44

@nullptr_t I'm booting with a minimal initramfs. Dropped udev from initramfs. I do get a warning message about not having udev. Should plymouth be capable of working without udev?

I just want to make sure I have the right idea about how plymouth works. How I currently boot is I get the bios logo -> rEFInd boot loader (switch to white screen) -> default linux kernel (changes to terminal once fsck outputs). If plymouth is working correctly I should keep the bios logo till the kernel prints the results of fsck right?

nullptr_t commented on 2019-02-11 09:53

It depends. If you are using systemd in you initramfs, you do not need to use udev [0]. If you are not using systemd, you should use the udev hook.


zerophase commented on 2019-02-11 01:53

Should plymouth work properly with initramfs without udev?

marlemion commented on 2019-01-21 21:33

Same problem with fbdev: I see the theme with three dots (default theme). The custom theme breeze is not loaded.

UPDATE: Solution: I had to add the btrfs module to be loaded in grub. Don't know why it worked beforehand, though.

nullptr_t commented on 2019-01-21 17:31

Yes, you need to install xf86-video-fdev and add it to the modules of you mkinitcpio.conf

You don't need to advance in testing, I'll test it. Just give the possible solution a try. Yes, there is a difference between the hooks 'sd-plymouth' and 'plymouth'.

For plymouth I always use and have used fbdev with drivers like nvidia loading with xorg-server after plymouth with fbdev. fbdev is also suggested by the plymouth developers [1].


marlemion commented on 2019-01-21 09:52

Would that include installing xf86-video-fbdev and adding modules="fbdev" instead of radeon? I will try that tonight.

There is no difference between the two hooks in initcpio.

Unfortunately, I cannot track the issue down to the version. I remember it not working for a few months, but I did not look into it. However, the system has been kept in sync with upstream very closely (daily updates).

nullptr_t commented on 2019-01-21 05:06

Did you try xf86-video-fbdev for Early KMS? Is it the new release (0.9.4) for you or didn't it work for a longer period of time? Does the regular initcpio hook without systemd work better for you? Does the text mode work?

I'll have a review on the package to make it use fbdev for a better compatibility.

marlemion commented on 2019-01-20 13:46

Since a few months (five or so) plymouth does not work with any other themes (in particular breeze) anymore. Instead, I get the three squares from the standard theme.

My graphic card is a radeon HD 6850M and, yes, I am including the radeon driver into the initramfs. I must also add that displaying the themes worked beforehand without any problem.

Sometimes when rebooting I can see the breeze splash when shutting down.

cat /etc/plymouth/plymouthd.conf

Distribution defaults. Changes to this file will get overwritten during

[Daemon] Theme=breeze ShowDelay=1 DeviceTimeout=3

cat /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

BINARIES=() FILES=(/etc/modprobe.d/noacer.conf) HOOKS=(base systemd sd-plymouth autodetect modconf block filesystems keyboard fsck) MODULES="radeon"

This also happens with the udev/plymouth hooks.

I have also 'quiet splash' in the grub kernel command line.

pacman -Qi plymouth Name : plymouth Version : 0.9.4-1 Beschreibung : A graphical boot splash screen with kernel mode-setting support Architektur : x86_64 URL : Lizenzen : GPL Gruppen : Nichts Stellt bereit : plymouth Hängt ab von : libdrm pango systemd Optionale Abhängigkeiten : ttf-dejavu [Installiert] Benötigt von : breeze-plymouth Optional für : Nichts In Konflikt mit : plymouth-git plymouth-legacy plymouth-nosystemd Ersetzt : Nichts Installationsgröße : 1670,00 KiB Packer : Unknown Packager Erstellt am : Sa 01 Dez 2018 19:05:50 CET Installiert am : Sa 01 Dez 2018 19:07:43 CET Installationsgrund : Ausdrücklich installiert Installations-Skript : Nein Verifiziert durch : Nichts

Any idea what might be the culprit? It is working with exactly the same config files (apart from the video driver) on another pure intel laptop.

edarblanco commented on 2019-01-18 01:58

Problem to display manager on kernel version < 4.20, X server not working

StewartLittle commented on 2018-12-11 18:22

No problem, if you do put it in community could the arch-logo theme that's based on Ubuntu's plymouth theme be added as well maybe in a plymouth theme package which might include other themes from aur. Could this be considered?