default SolydXK Plymouth works well on all cards i have: Intel, ATI, NVIDIA.
even a freshly prepared live media (LiveUSB, LiveDVD) can be happily booted with Plymouth into live session on NVIDIA. there's no need to "Start SolydK wihout Plymouth". the default "Start SolydK" works just fine.
the currently available dev-testing solydk64_201410.iso of 30-Oct-2014 08:54 1.8G was used in these tests. which is a very boring ISO - everything simply works without a hitch .
to get plymouth work on nvidia or any other card all that is needed is to add one parameter to the kernel's boot line:
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800×600 = 789 1024×768 = 792 1280×1024 = 795 1600×1200 = 799 1600×900 = 1008 1920×1080 = 895
alternatively, you may use vga=ask boot parameter. in this case the boot will stop and propose you some basic framebuffer modes you may choose from. select any one you want, it doesn't important.
don't use vga=normal parameter. in this case SolydXK will boot, but without plymouth.
two of my computers boot with vga=895, while another one with vga=1008. all are equipped with nvidia. plymouth works flawlessly.
ideally, the vga= mode should correspond to your graphical desktop resolution. that's why i'm using vga=895 and vga=1008.
but on SolydXK it is possible to use any explicit vga=nnn parameter. when it is present, SolydXK is smart enough to switch the framebuffer to the max available resolution, and use it for Plymouth.
example: on nvidia with 1920×1080 max resolution i can happily boot with plymouth specyfying vga=789 - the 800×600 resolution. SolydXK will boot with Plymouth in 1920×1080 nevertheless.
SolydXK only hangs with Plymouth on NVIDIA when vga=nnn parameter is not specified.
to boot from LiveUSB/DVD with Plymouth:
- select the 1st option from the boot menu (the default one) "Start SolydK"
- hit TAB once to edit the kernel's boot line
- add vga=789 anywhere you want in that line
- don't alter other boot parameters
- hit Enter, to boot with plymouth
- add vga=nnn parameter to the boot line