Funnily enough that’s exactly what I’ve been trying to figure out for the past 2 hrs right after my last post. I’ve been trying to figure out how exactly it’s firing off because it’s not in HOOKS at all.
I have no idea how it’s firing
Here is my hooks,
Is it safe to remove plymouth before I remove it from whatever is firing it off? Is disabling it as simple as
systemctl disable plymouth-start.service?
I’ve been reading the wiki pages on plymouth, KMS, nvidia, mkinitcpio for the past 2 hours and I have been rebooting a bunch, while trying out different things. I still have no idea what is firing plymouth off. I want to uninstall plymouth like @manuel said. I guess my last remaining question is, is it safe to remove plymouth when I haven’t removed it from whatever is firing it off?
In my head, I would think it’d be ideal to completely disable plymouth while it is still on my system, then remove it. If this is not the case then I will just remove it. Oh and this is what is installed plymouth-wise.
I have no idea how it got enabled in the first place if it is only used on Antergos ISO installer. From my knowledge I’ve never seen a splash screen in the past 1.5 years lol.
On another note, I’ve also backed everything important up in multiple places if things go sideways.
Thanks again for all the continued help.
Hi, currently I have none of those dm’s installed. I’ve had trouble in the past with both lightdm and gdm where I had to log into an alternate tty instead because the dm’s just didn’t work. I’ve never heard of sddm and I do not believe that I have used it before. I just keep using the invisible terminal to login to my computer since it is consistent.
Also regarding uninstalling plymouth. I’ve read on various forums when googling things that plymouth is typically implemented into the distribution itself because of when it is supposed to be displayed/run. As a result, I have not tried uninstalling it because various things said I’d have to rebuild something (initrd iirc), which I have never done before and didn’t want to if I didn’t have to (me being lazy/weary). Is that not true for antergos or just unavoidable at this point? I believe I mostly read ubuntu forums about plymouth. Should I try reinstalling plymouth first or would that result in a rebuild too anyways?
Thank you again for your continued help.
Hey thank you for that information! After using nvidia-installer and uninstalling old drivers I can now see alternate tty’s.
My initial boot screen is still blank. I know that plymouth is failing due to looking at its status. After snooping around more, I’m still not sure on exactly what to do to fix this.
Here is what I know is happening:
- On boot I get a blank screen
- Even if I do not have
quiet splashthe screen is blank
- Even if I do not have
- Other tty’s now work after using nvidia-installer instead of the drivers from aur.
- plymouth-start.service and other plymouth services are failing on boot.
Also I modified grub to generate a log file of plymouth by adding
plymouth:debugto the kernel line in grub but nothing looks odd. I am showing it here anyways because I don’t know this stuff that well.
Oh and I should mention when I added
plymouth:debugthe boot actually hung and I wasn’t able to enter anything into the invisible terminal like I normally would be able to.
- On boot I get a blank screen
No, I used the AUR to install the nvidia drivers, which might use the nvidia-installer – I’m not sure.
Here is what I have installed.
If this is a graphics issue, I should mention that I have recently had corrupted (pink+black patterns) backgrounds on my two alternate screens. Although that could be completely unrelated. I have not fixed it yet because I’ve just been using alt+f2 typing r and then pressing enter and then the screens are fixed. This could be completely unrelated, but I thought I should mention it just in case.
Here is the output from inxi, I’ve never used it before but it seems very useful!
Also regarding what your first response consisted of, what would I have needed to google/know in order to come up with this solution myself? Something like “How to add a boot option to grub”?
Hmm I mentioned plymouth because when I ran
systemd-analyze blameit was the longest running service. I have not, to my knowledge, explicitly installed plymouth myself. However, I could definitely see myself accidentally doing this when I was first starting out. From my understanding plymouth is only for graphical boots. So I am not sure why I see it when running
Here is the full output,
I’d also like to mention, I am not able to access other tty’s, when I swap to them they just say “starting antergos root” or something of that nature and a statement of available/used blocks. I am not sure where to go from here. Is this a graphical thing or should I be looking more at something regarding the services listed above?
Hello and thank you very much!
On the Grub menu, I see a new boot option to “Antergos TTY” – when selecting it I do see some new text, but ultimately the terminal is still “invisible.”
I’m not sure where to go from here. Should I be looking at
dmesgto try to find something abnormal? I’m looking at my systemctl services that are enabled and running and do not see anything that stands out to me.
Actually, I just noticed something. Do I need to disable plymouth to correctly boot to terminal?
I’m curious as to why it does not show up in my grep of enabled.
If this is not the answer then I am not sure where to go from here.
Thank you again.
Earlier today I got a blank screen at login and eventually used a usb w/ antergos to chroot into my installation and disable all display managers, because I could not access the other tty terminals and the screen was just completely blank.
I have had to do disable display manager’s in the past and I eventually re-enable them after some time. Every time I learn something, but at the same time it is a huge headache. I’m finally going to never use them again and I only want to boot using the cli.
However, this is where my problem/question starts. Every time I have disabled usage of the display manager and edit grub to have a non graphical boot, my terminal and all tty’s are “invisible.”
I figured this out by luck one time because I just thought to myself, “Well, the screens are just to visually provide feedback, what if I just can’t see the terminal” and then proceeded to type in my username/pw ->
startxand it worked. Maybe it’s intended to not be shown, but I do not feel like that is the case. Also, this consistently works on every boot.
My Question: How do I make the login just the terminal login on boot? I have already done some of the basic stuff like modifying the grub boot script to have
3, but I still cannot see the cli.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I’ve never asked a forum question before so feel free to ask me clarification and I’ll do my best to provide it.
For some background I have been using antergos for ~1.5 years but still feel pretty newbie.