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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: [opensuse-project] Maintainers wanted for Dracut and Plymouth
  • From: Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:41:45 +0100
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Frederic Crozat wrote:
Le mardi 04 février 2014 à 11:13 +0100, Ludwig Nussel a écrit :
Ok, that sentence compares plymouth to other splash solutions but it
makes no statement about the situation compared to a boot with no splash
at all.

Isn't it simply
bootloader -> resolution switch -> black screen -> X
rather than
bootloader -> resolution switch -> fancy screen -> X

Not everybody is lucky to have an SSD and a system booting in 5s.

Are you saying systemd didn't make your system boot fast? ;-P

Seriously, what big offenders in the boot time of a desktop installation
are left?

How many seconds are the pain threshold of staring at a black screen?

And it can display a non frightening UI to request
passphrase for encrypted disk.

It could but it doesn't in 13.1 because it's broken. So plymouth gets
disabled if root is encrypted and the initrd prompts in text mode.

Strange, I'm still getting a passphrase prompt in plymouth on 13.1 on my
system ;)

Plymouth is only disabled if the passphrase is prompted in initrd.
Normal system boot still uses plymouth as the race condition doesn't
seem to appear so often there.


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