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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.


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

The steps from apply, except the last step;

To rebuild the initrd image, following command is used:

sudo mkinitcpio -p linux<version>

Here <version> represents your kernel version. For example,

sudo mkinitcpio -p linux314




4 or 5 steps are neede 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