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Old 08-25-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Plymouth Screen Booting Trouble


Me, Again.....

O-K, Trying to tweak my boot-up time. I changed the FRAMEBUFFER (/etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash) from "n" to "y". But it actually increased my boot time- as I now get TWO plymouth splash screens (one, followed by a brief black screen, then another Plymouth splash)

Changing the FRAMEBUFFER back to "n" results in NO splash screen.

How do I get back to just having one splash screen (as opposed to two or none)????
 
Old 08-26-2010, 06:01 AM   #2
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I have the same configuration but I do not see anything like that. Can you say what do you mean by two splash screens? I fail to understand that.
 
Old 08-27-2010, 12:56 AM   #3
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I have the same configuration but I do not see anything like that. Can you say what do you mean by two splash screens? I fail to understand that.
I mean, after the grub menu, where there used to bhe just black space and a flashing cursor for a few secs, there is now a splash screen- then that goes away and there is just a split-second black space, then the splash screen appears again (this is the place where it belongs) just before the desktop appears.

The extra splash screen (1st one) for some reason, stays on screen longer than when it was just a black space with a flashing cursor- thus increasing my boot time.

No biggie....but it would be cool to know why it's doing this and how to correct it.

Maybe I'll make a video of my boot-up and put it on Youtube when I get a chance. 40+ seconds for boot-up seems a little long for Ubuntu (and I've done most of the tweaks, like creating a profile, etc.)- But hey, it still beats Win-D'ohs by a mile!
 
Old 08-27-2010, 01:11 AM   #4
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I have no idea now or why this is happening. Or may be I am still not getting your point. I will revert back my configuration to boot without splash screen and then will try to see if I also notice what you do.
 
Old 08-27-2010, 02:01 AM   #5
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/etc/default/grub should have:
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
 
Old 08-27-2010, 03:25 AM   #6
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/etc/default/grub should have:
Got that. But the line right under it looks fishy:

Code:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
Ideas?

Thanks.
 
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That line should be OK.

What I have just noticed is that I haven't got any splash file in /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d??? Are you sure that is where the file resides. The nearest thing I can find would be the plymouth-splash.conf in /etc/init, which is actually a link to /etc/init/plymouth-splash.conf.
 
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There is an issue with Plymouth. The splash screen does not appear and it directly takes login screen and before it is a blinking cursor. To see the splash conf.d has to be edited with
FRAMEBUFFER=y
option. This bug has been filed.
I tried commenting this option GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" but it did not make any difference at my end at all.
 
Old 08-27-2010, 12:43 PM   #9
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That line should be OK.

What I have just noticed is that I haven't got any splash file in /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d??? Are you sure that is where the file resides. The nearest thing I can find would be the plymouth-splash.conf in /etc/init, which is actually a link to /etc/init/plymouth-splash.conf.
I removed the splash file from initramfs-tools/conf-d; ran update initramfs-tools -u; rebooted....and was back to having no splash screen at all.

I then did
Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure plymouth
and rebooted again, and now it is working properly! (i.e. just the normal boot-up routine, with just the one splash screen)!!!

Yes! Thank you! (See below, for how that splash file got in initramfs-tools....)


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There is an issue with Plymouth. The splash screen does not appear and it directly takes login screen and before it is a blinking cursor. To see the splash conf.d has to be edited with
FRAMEBUFFER=y
option. This bug has been filed.
I tried commenting this option GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" but it did not make any difference at my end at all.
I don't think my problem had anything to do with the bug- as it worked normally untill I followed some tutorial for tweaking the boot process-

Quote:
To fix the delayed loading of the splash:

Code:
sudo -s
echo FRAMEBUFFER=y >>/etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
update-initramfs -u
Which apparently put that splash file in initramfs=tools. As stated above, removing that file and then reconfiguring plymouth returned me to normal. Thanks for your help.

(((I'm learning!)))
 
Old 08-28-2010, 02:42 AM   #10
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Thanks for the information. I am trying the same that got you home. But I am not hoping the same results. I had issues before as well.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 02:50 AM   #11
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As expected, no splash screen after removing the splash file from conf.d directory. Will keep this now for a while. And it surely boots faster without splash.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 12:34 PM   #12
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As expected, no splash screen after removing the splash file from conf.d directory. Will keep this now for a while. And it surely boots faster without splash.
Did you do both the
Code:
update initrafs-tools -u
and the
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure plymouth
after removing the splash file?

There are lots of references on the net, if you Google "no plymouth splash screen"- maybe now with that splash file gone, if you follow the standard procedure for restoring the splash screen, it will work?

Also, did you physically look in etc/initramfs-tools/config.d to make sure that the splash folder and all is gone? (as opposed top it just being empty)? If the folder is there- even if there is nothing in it, it seems to foul things up.

Good luck!
 
Old 08-30-2010, 01:14 AM   #13
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Yes, both the steps. I had the issue since I installed Lucid. All the other versions were fine. I thing is Plymouth issue. The bug has been filed if I am not mistaken.
Another issue that has gone with splash is of some GID=0 mismatch or something. I am happy without splash if Lucid is working.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 02:41 AM   #14
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Yes, both the steps. I had the issue since I installed Lucid. All the other versions were fine. I thing is Plymouth issue. The bug has been filed if I am not mistaken.
Another issue that has gone with splash is of some GID=0 mismatch or something. I am happy without splash if Lucid is working.
Yes, if it boots fast....who cares if we don't see the purple screen?
 
Old 08-30-2010, 02:52 AM   #15
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Yup, I dont. I have other ways to make windows jealous.
 
  


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