Plymouth

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Plymouth is an application that runs very early in the boot process (even before the root filesystem is mounted) that provides a graphical boot animation while the boot process happens in the background.

The 0.8.10 Manjaro main editions use Plymouth by default.

Installation

Plymouth is available from the Manjaro repositories. However, some steps need to be followed to set it up properly.

The steps from https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Plymouth#Installation apply, except the last step.

When rebuilding the initrd image, the "linux" preset does not exist. Use the one that corresponds to you kernel version:

sudo mkinitcpio -p linux<version>

If you do not know what value to use, look in /etc/mkinitcpio. It contains all available presets. For example,

sudo mkinitcpio -p linux49

Configuration

See https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Plymouth#Configuration

Removal

4 or 5 steps are needed to remove Plymouth. They are:

  • Remove plymouth hook from /etc/mkinitcpio.conf (For disk encryption users should plymouth-encrypt to encrypt)
  • Regenerate the initramfs for your kernel with sudo mkinitcpio -p linux<version>
  • Remove the word splash & quiet from the Grub command line options via editing /etc/default/grub
  • Update Grub config file with sudo update-grub

After that the plymouth package and its themes can be removed.

Forum Support

Have a look at the following link: Plymouth