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Plymouth Running On Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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Published on 12 December 2009 09:08 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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A few days back we shared Plymouth is coming to Ubuntu 10.04 after this wonderful Red Hat creation was proposed to replace USplash last year, set to be integrated for Ubuntu 9.10, and then later dropped on the basis of improving Ubuntu's boot-time instead. The Plymouth graphical boot splash program that leverages kernel mode-setting is here for good with Ubuntu 10.04, but right at the moment in the daily builds of Lucid is not on there by default.

For those looking to play with Plymouth on Ubuntu right away, it's as easy as sudo apt-get install plymouth when running on the Ubuntu 10.04 development branch. Yesterday we installed Plymouth on an Ubuntu Lucid box and recorded the video below.

Plymouth is indeed working and running with kernel mode-setting (in this video with an Intel IGP from a Samsung NC10 netbook), but it isn't too exciting at the moment. Ubuntu doesn't yet have any striking artwork for its Plymouth plug-in or anything beyond a static Ubuntu logo. Right now there are also many udev warning messages bleeding through the screen and it isn't as tightly integrated with the GDM / X.Org Server at the moment compared to Fedora with its nice fading transition.


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