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Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 05:55
by kyomar
Hi, After the latest upgrade (2015.01.31, solydx he 32bit) the plymouth bood screen doesn't come up. Any suggestions how to solve the problem are greatly appreciated - thank you.

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 06:27
by Arjen Balfoort
kyomar wrote:Hi, After the latest upgrade (2015.01.31, solydx he 32bit) the plymouth bood screen doesn't come up. Any suggestions how to solve the problem are greatly appreciated - thank you.
Have you tried resetting it with Debian Plymouth Manager (select solydx-logo AND resolution before saving).

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 06:54
by kyomar
Have you tried resetting it with Debian Plymouth Manager (select solydx-logo AND resolution before saving).
I did that but same result.

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 07:08
by Arjen Balfoort
...and another theme?

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 07:58
by kyomar
doesn't work either... (tried spacefun)

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 08:20
by Arjen Balfoort
I'm afraid I'm out of ideas.
You can disable Plymouth altogether with Debian Plymouth Manager: scroll all the way down and select "None: no plymouth splash".

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 08:21
by Edd Juglans
I have the same problem. The rest of the update was flawless, but Plymouth broke. Not a huge problem, I can live without it - but it would still be nice to fix the issue.

Thank you all at SolydXK for your excellent work.

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 08:29
by Arjen Balfoort
I know the 32-bit versions have problems and I can't seem to get them to work in Virtual Box but still it works for me on metal.

These are the packages I have installed. Perhaps you can compare them with yours:

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$ apt search plymouth | grep ^i
i   debian-plymouth-manager         - Debian Plymouth Manager.                  
i   plymouth                        - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer
i   plymouth-themes                 - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer
i   plymouth-x11                    - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 08:36
by kyomar
Here is what I have. the only difference is the "B".

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$ apt search plymouth | grep ^i
i   debian-plymouth-manager         - Debian Plymouth Manager.                  
iB  plymouth                        - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer
i   plymouth-themes                 - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer
i   plymouth-x11                    - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 08:49
by Edd Juglans
...and this is mine.

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edd@solydx-netbook ~ $ apt search plymouth | grep ^i
i   debian-plymouth-manager         - Debian Plymouth Manager.                  
i   plymouth                        - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer
i   plymouth-themes                 - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer
i   plymouth-x11                    - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer
edd@solydx-netbook ~ $ 

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 10:24
by Arjen Balfoort
So, that's not it...I'm sorry I don't know how to solve it.
Perhaps there are some others here who like a good puzzle ;)

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 10:55
by grizzler
Same thing on the 32-bit ISOs (http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php? ... =20#p50808). Segfault. I've wasted hours trying to find a solution. Giving up on it for now...

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 11:16
by FinnFann
Ive found Plymouth really hit or miss these days. It does look nice but it rarely seems worth the trouble. Debian raw especially has issues with it a lot.

Edit: Especially seeing half our users boot problems are linked with it bungling the monitor settings.

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 11:36
by Arjen Balfoort
grizzler wrote:Same thing on the 32-bit ISOs (http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php? ... =20#p50808). Segfault. I've wasted hours trying to find a solution. Giving up on it for now...
If you and Tika build the ISOs as far as you can, I'll take a look at it.

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 05 Feb 2015 11:09
by kyomar
You can disable Plymouth altogether with Debian Plymouth Manager: scroll all the way down and select "None: no plymouth splash"
This didn't work. After selecting/setting "None: ..." I get a confirmation with the "old" theme and no resolution. After reboot the "old" theme is selected with resolution.

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 05 Feb 2015 11:14
by Arjen Balfoort
I don't know why the manager didn't fix that, but you can do it manually:

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sudo sed -i 's/ splash//' /etc/default/grub
sudo update-grub
Before you do that, you can even purge all plymouth packages if you want:

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sudo apt purge plymouth*

Re: Plymouth boot screen failed

Posted: 05 Feb 2015 11:57
by kyomar
purged plymouth and run the other commands - all good, thank you. Hope the plymouth problems can be solved.