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    Default Uninstalled plymouth, new issues found

    Using GNOME desktop environment.

    So I finally got rid of plymouth by doing this:
    Code:
    zypper rm libply* plymouth*
    zypper al libply4 libply-boot-client4 libply-splash-core4 libply-splash-graphics4 plymouth plymouth-branding-openSUSE plymouth-dracut plymouth-plugin-label-ft plymouth-plugin-script plymouth-scripts
    mkinitrd
    (Not sure if I could also have just done "zypper al libply* plymouth*"; could someone please clarify if possible?)

    After rebooting, past the Grub screen, I see the very usual two "USB port overcurrent state" console lines I always have had after Grub screen and just before plymouth. But that's it. All the booting logs I got -showing all processes and services being started- when hitting Esc key during plymouth screen are gone. Hitting Esc key now does nothing obviously. Just the USB overcurrent lines until I get the message "Welcome to openSUSE box" and shortly after the graphic login screen.

    I really thought by removing plymouth I'd just get directly all those system messages without having to hit Esc, but now it turns they're all gone as well! Were those messages actually part of plymouth?

    On the other hand, though, I noticed some messages do appear now when system is shutting down. However the very first one is always "[FAILED] Unmounting /var/log".

    Any help about all this?

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Uninstalled plymouth, new issues found

    Go into the Yast Bootloader.

    Middle tab, change the boot command. Take all the other options off the end, put just this after resume=(disk/partition info, is probably a uuid)
    Code:
     splash=verbose showopts
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    Default Re: Uninstalled plymouth, new issues found

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    Go into the Yast Bootloader.

    Middle tab, change the boot command. Take all the other options off the end, put just this after resume=(disk/partition info, is probably a uuid)
    Code:
     splash=verbose showopts

    Just one minor warning. This settings will slow down startup speed. I wanted verbose mode in the past and I was wondering why everyone keep saying that openSUSE boots fast when it wasn't true. Until I reverted settings to default a saw that boot could be fast.

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    Default Re: Uninstalled plymouth, new issues found

    Quote Originally Posted by F_style View Post
    On the other hand, though, I noticed some messages do appear now when system is shutting down. However the very first one is always "[FAILED] Unmounting /var/log".
    Hi
    The [Failed] unmounting is normal as it's still writing to the journal, can be ignored as further on umounting completes...
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    Default Re: Uninstalled plymouth, new issues found

    Thanks all very much.

    Indeed I kind of felt that booting speed seems slightly faster, but I didn't want to mention it since I don't have solid numbers and this could have been just a subjective guess...

    So uninstalling plymouth actually turns those boot splash verbose messages off by default? Was it expected?

    Needless to say I have never ever messed with Yast Bootloader stuff, thus I have no way to know how it was configured prior to plymouth removal.

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    Default Re: Uninstalled plymouth, new issues found

    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad965 View Post
    Just one minor warning. This settings will slow down startup speed. I wanted verbose mode in the past and I was wondering why everyone keep saying that openSUSE boots fast when it wasn't true. Until I reverted settings to default a saw that boot could be fast.
    Well, I have not noticed any slowdown on mine. Maybe something to do with the graphic card you have, or monitor, output to the monitor is too slow?

    But, no problem here, boots plenty fast on my 10-yr-old machines, verbose on or off.
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    Default Re: Uninstalled plymouth, new issues found

    I have removed plymouth in the past. But, after experimenting, I ended up reinstalling it. But I did change the grub boot line by removing "splash=silent". So plymouth remains installed, but sits quietly in the background not doing much.

    And I do see lots of messages on the boot screen.
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    Default Re: Uninstalled plymouth, new issues found

    Quote Originally Posted by F_style View Post
    So uninstalling plymouth actually turns those boot splash verbose messages off by default? Was it expected?
    Needless to say I have never ever messed with Yast Bootloader stuff, thus I have no way to know how it was configured prior to plymouth removal.
    Excuse me, if possible I'd want to know if this doubt could still have a reply...

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Uninstalled plymouth, new issues found

    Did you run:
    Code:
    mkinitrd
    as root after removing Plymouth?

    When I have removed plymouth, I have seen lots of logging to the screen during bootup. But some of that is set in the "initrd", so if you didn't rebuild that you might be getting mixed results.
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    Default Re: Uninstalled plymouth, new issues found

    Of course I did. See my first post for the commands I used (all run as root user).

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