Package Details: plymouth 0.9.4-4

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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: 469
Popularity: 2.910238
First Submitted: 2009-08-12 04:16
Last Updated: 2019-03-01 12:49

Dependencies (6)

Sources (17)

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nullptr_t commented on 2017-03-19 20:07

plymouth is part of you kernels's initramfs and gets build into it while building the image. You have to change that in your /etc/mkinitcpio.conf.

I have no experience with plymouth and systemd hooks yet, but works fine for me with grub and UEFI.

zerophase commented on 2017-02-24 04:40

I can't get plymouth to display a boot screen. I'm using rEFInd, UEFI, and proprietary Nvidia KMS. The shutdown screen shows up, but during boot I just get a white background. Where the systemd output should be I do have a black screen covering it up, but no icon. So, I think Plymouth is definitely loading up, but not for rEFInd.

Should there be any files added to the boot partition for plymouth?

differ commented on 2017-02-21 02:12

@ArchangeGabriel: Thank you, now that is ok!

ArchangeGabriel commented on 2017-02-20 21:19

@differ: Looks like you’re trying to build with only the PKGBUILD. As you can see on this very same page, they are 17 sources for this packages, from which 16 are local ones. If you want to build using makepkg, you should download a whole snapshot from the link in the menu on the right (

differ commented on 2017-02-20 19:34


I'm trying to get plymouth.

When I run makepkg command I get following error:

==> ERROR: arch-logo.png was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.

Can anyone tell me what to do with it?

garwil commented on 2017-01-05 12:52


You can fix the missing font issue by copying /etc/fonts/conf.d/60-latin-free.conf to /etc/fonts/conf.d/60-latin.conf

kubrick commented on 2017-01-02 13:10

Reply to myself, I fixed the issue by adding the i915 module my initramfs, it all works great now.

kubrick commented on 2017-01-02 07:56

is plymouth-encrypt supposed to work UEFI systems? When plymouth prompts for my luks password, it's echoed in plaintext in the console and doesn't work...

jpprovost commented on 2016-11-13 08:22

Hi there!

Is it normal that plymouth-quit-wait.service takes around 22s of my boot time?


Aetf commented on 2016-11-04 23:19

Hi, the plymouth.initcpio_install script is incompatible to breeze-plymouth[1] theme.

In addition to normal files under /usr/share/plymouth/themes/breeze/, this theme also has a images folder at /usr/share/plymouth/themes/breeze/images/. In the plymouth.initcpio_install script, around line 37, it checks and skips all non-file children under the folder.

I'm not sure I understand the reason why not just add the whole themes/${PLYMOUTH_THEME_NAME} folder to initramfs, maybe there are other themes that puts non-related files in the theme folder?

Missing images folder is causing problems like blank screen when ask password input should be shown, as reported in the breeze-plymouth package.