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#1 2018-04-02 02:11:37

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Add an animated splash screen (plymouth) to your bootup

The default boot runtime in stretch shows... nothing on my laptop, so why not, right?

The Debian Wiki is my source, but it leaves out the GFX_PAYLOAD step, so it doesn't work.

Here are the steps...

-edit- plymouth-themes is needed or you will get an error when setting hamara as the theme.

Install plymouth and some simple themes...

sudo apt install plymouth plymouth-themes plymouth-theme-hamara

As root, edit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules as described in the Wiki...
https://wiki.debian.org/plymouth#Configuration

Determine your screen resolution via ARandR... Main Menu>Preferences>Display>ARandR ScreenLayout Editor>Outputs>(output)>Resolution.

As root, edit /etc/default/grub

On line 9 (or thereabouts) change quite to quiet splash like so...

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

Now enter your resolution that you found earlier. Edit the same grub file, around line #23. The second line is the one missing from the Wiki, it is very important. My resolution is 1366x768, so...

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
GRUB_GFXMODE=1366x768
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep

Now update grub...

sudo update-grub

Finally, set a plymouth theme...

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme -R hamara

Reboot.

Last edited by hhh (2018-05-10 19:35:22)

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#2 2018-04-02 06:02:19

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Re: Add an animated splash screen (plymouth) to your bootup

thanks, this will come in handy eventually, for me or people asking about it.

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#3 2018-04-02 07:17:40

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Re: Add an animated splash screen (plymouth) to your bootup

subscribed cool


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#4 2018-04-02 07:50:04

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Re: Add an animated splash screen (plymouth) to your bootup

What's a boot runtime? I press the entry for BunsenLabs and it shows the login screen  big_smile

EDIT: I think https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/plym … e.plymouth is the theme used for Fedora Workstation, which sounds like it could work well with the flame of BunsenLabs, like it is igniting. I do not know how to adapt it though.

Last edited by Hyacinth (2018-04-02 07:58:24)

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#5 2018-04-02 21:40:37

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Re: Add an animated splash screen (plymouth) to your bootup

Hyacinth wrote:

EDIT: I think https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/plym … e.plymouth is the theme used for Fedora Workstation, which sounds like it could work well with the flame of BunsenLabs, like it is igniting. I do not know how to adapt it though.

I don't know if Fedora and Debian have plymouth set up the same way, but you'd need to find the theme rpm package that contains the image files as well as the charge.plymouth file and extract them.

Custom themes are in /usr/share/plymouth/themes. To install a custom theme, copy the theme folder to that location, then make sure plymouth lists it...

plymouth-set-default-theme -l

Sample output...

rachel@tyrell-corp:~$ plymouth-set-default-theme -l
details
fade-in
glow
hamara
script
solar
spinfinity
spinner
text
tribar
rachel@tyrell-corp:~$ 

Then set your theme...

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme -R fade-in

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#6 2018-04-03 10:46:55

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Re: Add an animated splash screen (plymouth) to your bootup

I just tweaked an existing theme for BL Helium style:
screenshot.png

Source and usage instructions are here: https://github.com/vinzv/bunsen-plymouth

Edit:
There's a simple tutorial for setting up Plymouth in Debian at their wiki.

Last edited by vinzv (2018-04-05 20:37:26)

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#7 2018-04-06 21:32:22

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Re: Add an animated splash screen (plymouth) to your bootup

vinzv wrote:

I just tweaked an existing theme for BL Helium style:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/vinzv … enshot.png

I just cleaned up some stuff and packaged the files. Brave testers can get the unsigned alpha .deb file for both i386 and amd64 here:
https://github.com/vinzv/bunsen-plymout … v1.0-alpha

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#8 2018-05-10 19:36:17

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Re: Add an animated splash screen (plymouth) to your bootup

I've updated the OP, see the -edit- note there.

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