Plymouth Gets An X11 Renderer Plug-In
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat on 5 October 2009 at 09:55 AM EDT. 13 Comments
Last week Plymouth had picked up a DRM renderer plug-in, but now this week it has picked up an X11 renderer plug-in. This plug-in makes it possible to run Plymouth and its graphical plug-ins from within an X Server. Right now this is largely beneficial for debugging and testing out Plymouth code and new plug-ins, while in the future it may come in handy for other uses too.

The Git commit adding this X11 renderer to Plymouth can be found on with a more detailed explanation.
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