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plymouth-set-default-theme returns error regardless of which theme I select. [solved]

asked 2018-05-31 13:21:29 -0500

steveebey73742 gravatar image

updated 2018-07-09 20:53:09 -0500

This is what I get when I try to change to a different plymouth theme. Does not matter what theme I select, I only have the hot-dog on reboot, and running with -R on the plymouth command fails with same message.

 [steve@linuxbox-desktop ~]$ sudo plymouth-set-default-theme charge
[sudo] password for steve: 
/usr/local/lib/plymouth/ does not exist
[steve@linuxbox-desktop ~]$

Any suggestions, even bad ones, cause sometimes they turn out to be right.

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Your plymouth installation is broken. Try removing all files of plymouth in /usr/local/. Then run # dnf reinstall plymouth as root. After that, the command should work fine.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-06-02 03:47:02 -0500 )edit

I guess this comment would qualify as the "correct answer".

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-06-02 07:01:05 -0500 )edit

@genodeftest, that did not work, came back with same error. Any other suggestions?

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-06-02 09:43:37 -0500 )edit

@steveebey73742, I guess you did not remove the plymouth-related files completely. There may also be incorrect config files lying around, e.g. in /etc. systemd unit files are possible candidates too.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-06-02 17:29:59 -0500 )edit

You may want to check rpm -Va for a list of all modified config files.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-06-02 17:32:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-05-31 14:41:15 -0500

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You have to rebuild the initrd file. There is an option to make plymouth-set-default-theme doing that:

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme charge --rebuild-initrd
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[steve@linuxbox-desktop ~]$ sudo plymouth-set-default-theme charge --rebuild-initrd [sudo] password for steve: /usr/local/lib/plymouth/ does not exist

as stated in my original question, this is s the result. Has anyone else seen this problem?

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-05-31 14:53:54 -0500 )edit

It should not even look for /usr/local/lib/plymouth/ The file is supposed to be in /usr/lib64/plymouth/ or /usr/lib/plymouth/ for 64bit and 32bit OS respectively.

This leads me to believe that your plymouth programs are not the proper ones.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-05-31 15:38:01 -0500 )edit

removed, reinstalled, same results, so what else should I try? what file would specify the path, to use to locate the .so files?

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-05-31 17:21:48 -0500 )edit

plymouth --get-splash-plugin-path /usr/local/lib/plymouth/

how do i change that?

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-05-31 17:46:04 -0500 )edit

copied the files from lib64 to the path shown in the error message, now the feature works.

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-05-31 20:02:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-06-02 17:49:01 -0500

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@steveebey73742: probably a config file or a broken package. What does $ rpm -q --info plymouth give you? What's the version, packager and vendor? What does $ dnf info plymouth give you? What are the package sources (repositories)? Have you tried dnf distro-sync to make sure you did not install the package from a foriegn broken repo.

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Source RPM : plymouth-0.9.3-6.fc28.src.rpm Build Date : Tue 17 Apr 2018 08:24:50 AM CDT Build Host : Relocations : (not relocatable) Packager : Fedora Project Vendor : Fedora Project repository : @System

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-06-02 18:56:23 -0500 )edit

This does not sound like a viable solution.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-07-08 01:34:55 -0500 )edit

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