I have installed tumbleweed from dvd iso file. First problem is that no plymouth theme is displayed , just three green squared dots. I’ve done things like “plymouth-set-default-theme -r” “plymouth-set-default-theme -R openSUSE” “mkinitrd”, installed all plugins and scripts related to plymouth via yast software manager, doing these repeatedly, but still no chance. Indeed I’m using kernel 3.18.1 and 3.14.4. no diffrence…
Second problem. I 'm loving Terminus console fonts, the fonts used for console in ubuntu distro. Installed the package via yast and changing console font via /etc/sysconfig editor, more exactly to “ter-114n”. After finishing system boot, console tty is filled all with garbage characters of that font and typing in it result in other odd characters. tty2 is looking good and have no problem.
I think it’s a bug somewhere, though I’m not sure how to pin it down.
I also have opensuse-li-f-e-13.2 (the education variant) installed on the same box. And it reliably boots to the default plymouth theme every time.
I installed factory on this box around May 29th, and I have been updating it until around December 12. And it reliably boots to the default theme. It is only my more recent Tumbleweed install (installed around Dec 01) where I often don’t see the default plymouth theme.
The fact that it works fine with the other two installs seems to rule out that it is a hardware issue. That’s why I am suspecting a software bug.
Hm. The only configuration for plymouth that I am aware of is /etc/plymouth/plymouthd.conf which mainly specifies the theme to use.
This has to be in the initrd as well, together with the specified theme and other necessary things of course.
But if something would be wrong there, it should not work on every boot, I’d suppose.
For sure it’s not a hardware issue,because plymouth worked fine on my 13.2 distro (not tumbleweed). I think it’s not related to the kernel too, because with every version of kernel (greater than 3.17) i had this problem. I think it’s a bug in dracut. It’s just my think.