Arch linux with Splash screen, Plymouth

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12Sep2014
Last Updated on 22 June 2015 | Written by CodeAsm

Kinda destroyed my Linux install this last monday and decided to reinstall Arch linux. (I tweeted about it, I removed /var ... silly me)

All fine and well, ill post my Nvidia setting for my Lenovo E530 someday soon(url should point you in the right direction), but today I played with the idea of enableing a Splashscreen for Arch, a sort of bootscreen for linux instead of all awesome hacker friendly notes about wich modules are loaded, you get greetings from a nice load bar. example on youtube (shows what I have now, but his one is not booting further... like me, earlier today...)

Ill try to keep it short, maybe you ended up reading my article because you also got a "failed (Result: timeout)" for plymouth-quit-wait.service

Im using the plymouth "legacy" plymouth-legacy 0.8.8-2 (Actualy, now it works I might try the newer one...first ill tell you why this legacy one is working (choosed it because maybe newer one was broken/)

anyway, along the many commenst, recompiles and pakage install people did, some people actualy gave info I dint saw many times...

mareex (2014-06-27 13:16)
After setting "ShowDelay=0" in "/etc/plymouth/plymouthd.conf" splash finally showed up.

gokul (2014-06-27 09:30)
word of caution: I'm new to arch (just a few days) and new to systemd as well.

editing gdm-plymouth.service to change as follows stops plymouth screen properly.
#Conflicts=getty@tty1.service plymouth-quit.service
Conflicts=getty@tty1.service
I think this is because "Conflicts" will stop services which is not the required action for plymouth-quit.service. It is already there in the "After" which is exactly what is needed.

Anyway, I believe the solutio Gokul gave us was the winner, I also set the delay to 0, just in case (tried 5 and later noting, but 0 seems to be fine)

Thanks Arch commenters, and now I can tweak the theme and see if I got rid of the %⎕⎕⎕ %⎕⎕⎕ %⎕⎕⎕ ....

(Should update to newer plymouth aswell.

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