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  • Luke
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    Plymouth works fine with systemd

    Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Does it actually function as more than a splash screen on systemd as well? I would have thought systemd wouldn't need anything like that. That post does briefly mention systemd, but I don't think Steve (in 2013) is the right person to ask about that...
    Plymouth does not depend on nor use any particular init system. Passphrase prompting and message handling work assuming the correct code to talk to Plymouth in the programs called by systemd. Systemd itself is not in the way, and it's passphrase handling routines work fine with plymouth --ask-for-password handling the input. Fsck progress handling is said to work now in Ubuntu with compiled themes, but my theme is scripted and I have yet to really screw with that,

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  • caligula
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    Originally posted by Pepec9124
    Not very useful stuff on SSD.
    Some people want it so it's better to include it on base distro.

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  • caligula
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    Originally posted by Pepec9124
    Sorry for being stupid I guess. I will re-evaluate it on my systems. It was slowing down boot last time I tried it.
    Doesn't really matter. If you want a splash screen, it's also useful to have slower bootup. Otherwise you won't see it.

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  • GreatEmerald
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    Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    Not true. Plymouth is not just a splash screen.

    http://web.dodds.net/~vorlon/wiki/bl..._a_bootsplash/
    Does it actually function as more than a splash screen on systemd as well? I would have thought systemd wouldn't need anything like that. That post does briefly mention systemd, but I don't think Steve (in 2013) is the right person to ask about that...

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  • Anvil
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    http://cgit.freedesktop.org/plymouth...35a50f5107767f 0.9.3 should be out soon

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  • r1348
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    Is it now UDEV aware? I remember reading old news about it, on my desktop system with Intel integrated and AMD discrete graphics it keeps showing a black screen because it renders on the wrong card.

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  • Luke
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    Very useful on an encrypted SSD

    Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    Not true. Plymouth is not just a splash screen.

    http://web.dodds.net/~vorlon/wiki/bl..._a_bootsplash/
    On an encrypted SSD, Plymouth is very nice for handling the passphrase call. This is why for years Ubuntu has enabled plymouth in the initramfs when and only when cryptsetup is installed. This is also why cryptsetup-bin was split out so an otherwise not encrypted box would not have to change the boot process to handle encrypted flash drives and other external media.

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  • Veske
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    Might anyone know here how to solve the plymouth splash bug with Nvidia drivers on an Ubuntu machine? The bug where boot logs get written on top of plymouth splash.

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  • RahulSundaram
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    Originally posted by Pepec9124
    Sorry for being stupid I guess. I will re-evaluate it on my systems. It was slowing down boot last time I tried it.
    It could be slowing it down and in that case, I would file a bug report but just because you have a fast drive doesn't mean you don't want the other features. If you truly don't need it, then it is fine to disable it.

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  • RahulSundaram
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    Originally posted by Pepec9124
    Not very useful stuff on SSD.
    Not true. Plymouth is not just a splash screen.

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