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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: [opensuse-project] Maintainers wanted for Dracut and Plymouth
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On 2014-02-04 10:52, Frederic Crozat wrote:
Plymouth also allows smooth transition (no flicker) between splash
and display manager. And it can display a non frightening UI to
request passphrase for encrypted disk.

Others intentionally remove plymouth because we want a boot process
with all the beautiful text messages flowing by :-)

In some cases, removing plymouth solves problems. For instance, it
doubles the size of initrd, meaning that some people with a separate
/boot partition had it overflowed; yes, even on fresh installs,
because YaST was not adapted to suggest a bigger boot (bigger initrd,
and up to 3 kernels by default during updates). Some new installs got
a "/boot" of only 80 megs (yes, there are bugzillas about this. Not
mine, I don't know the numbers).

Some people had problems with plymouth interfering with X startup. I
don't remember the details. I suppose there are bugzillas.


Yes, I understand that many people like a nice graphical boot process.
No objection to that, as long as others can easily disable it.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
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