• Background Image during Boot Process


    Hi!

    I know that many Linux distros have a screen or image displayed while the system is booting, and I was wondering if there is a way to add that to Antergos on my computer. I was thinking it might possible by adding something in a grub file perhaps?

    Any help or advice would be appreciated🙂

  • @A-User Install and use Grub-Customizer

  • Thank you @michael7jt. I had forgotten about Grub-Customizer🙂

  • However, I can’t seem to find out how to do this within Grub-Customizer. Would anyone know off-hand?

  • What you are searching for is plymouth actual grub is only able to take a menu theme i think…
    https://youtu.be/h36vtJzCJlg

  • Thank you so much @joekamprad, this looks exactly like what I was looking for😀

    However, I don’t know if the @developers would be interested in this, but when I searched for “plymouth” in pamac, I came across “plymouth-theme-antergos” in the repositories, but when I installed it, it was broken.

    I couldn’t really say why this doesn’t work, all I know is that it seems unlike Antergos to have an unusable program in their repositories. This is not meant to be accusing at all, but rather informative and helpful. Please don’t take it the wrong way🙂.

    Thanks again for everyone’s help!

  • Upon further investigation, it appears that Plymouth is no longer working at all on Arch Linux (I tried multiple plymouth themes in the AUR, but none of them worked). When I would shut down and boot up, a notice that “Plymouth was unable to start” is always displayed.

    Is there another way to go about getting the same effect as Plymouth does?

  • Further more, it appears that Plymouth now only works with GDM, and no other DM.

  • i think plymouth is used for the LiveIso?
    splashy and Fbsplash do this too but both seems not to work good with latest kernels and are not maintained anymore
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Category:Bootsplash

  • Thank you very much for your help @joekamprad.

    I researched it a bit and found out that it nearly doubles the boot time, in addition to only being compatible with GDM which would also slow down the boot process slightly. With all of these effects it has on the system, it doesn’t seem worth it anymore. (Unless I switch to using GDM some day).

    Thank you for all of your help🙂

  • @A-User said in Background Image during Boot Process:

    I researched it a bit and found out that it nearly doubles the boot time, in addition to only being compatible with GDM which would also slow down the boot process slightly. With all of these effects it has on the system, it doesn’t seem worth it anymore. (Unless I switch to using GDM some day).

    That’s the point. Nowadays with SSD disks it does not make sense to use plymouth and similar splash screens. We only use it in our liveCD iso, as @joekamprad explained.

    Don’t waste your time on this one :p

    Cheers!

  • Thanks for the advice. At first it sounded like a cool idea, but after researching it, it really lost it’s appeal.

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