Package Details: plymouth 0.9.4-4

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: plymouth
Description: A graphical boot splash screen with kernel mode-setting support
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: plymouth-git, plymouth-legacy, plymouth-nosystemd
Provides: plymouth
Submitter: PirateJonno
Maintainer: nullptr_t
Last Packager: nullptr_t
Votes: 469
Popularity: 2.591066
First Submitted: 2009-08-12 04:16
Last Updated: 2019-03-01 12:49

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Sources (17)

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flamusdiu commented on 2019-03-21 01:22

Anyone notice that is down atm? =\

stweller commented on 2019-03-12 19:28

The plymouth hook seems to need the DejaVu fonts by default, so shouldn't this depend on ttf-dejavu?

[edit] Sorry, forget about that. Just saw the optional dependency.

nullptr_t commented on 2019-03-01 13:08

Does anyone experience issues with the compile option --enable-gdm-transition without gdm?

MatthewTrescott commented on 2019-02-23 20:06

@nullptr_t I suggest adding systemd-logind.service to the After= line for sddm-plymouth.service. Without that, SDDM sometimes gets started before logind which means that the shut down/restart/sleep buttons don't work on the login screen.

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).