(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”.
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.
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.
It has been a while since I last tried disabling plymouth (probably two years), so I don’t have recent experience. I’ve just found it more congenial to keep plymouth installed, but tell it to not display its splash screen.
The above is on my Tumbleweed system, I do the same on all my
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By chance, could someone help understanding why I’m no longer seeing the starting processes and services logs?
Could plymouth uninstalling actually turn those “boot splash verbose” messages off by default?
As I also mentioned, I have no clue of how it was configured prior to plymouth removal.
One of the first things I did when I installed 15.0 was to delete all of Plymouth. Then I just tabooed Plymouth itself and left all of the other stuff untouched. Is it recommended that I taboo all the things listed up thread, in addition to plymouth itself, ie
So just replaced the quiet options with “verbose”.
Boot logs seemed to be back… apparently. It’s definitely different from plymouth’s Esc key logs. There are much more lines besides the usual [OK] ones, logs roll much faster making it difficult to read, font size is slightly smaller…
Though booting time didn’t feel different…
Did plymouth actually ship its own “logs”?
And, as mentioned before, I don’t know how bootloader options were configured prior to plymouth removal. Could someone confirm?