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Fedora 28 changing plymouth themes in an easy way?

asked 2018-07-11 12:52:52 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

updated 2018-07-13 13:17:05 -0500

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There are some plymouth-themes in the Fedora 28 repos. Is there an uncomplicated and easy way to change the appearance of the booting splash screen without any side-effects for future updates and upgrades of Fedora 28? I avoid whenever I can the manual editing of config files of the system, because playing with system config files without detailed system knowledge can break the system.

Please explain

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florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-07-13 13:17:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-07-11 14:20:17 -0500

updated 2018-07-11 14:29:18 -0500

You can try these ( if require use sudo)

dnf search plymouth-theme

than select any one theme from the list result

dnf install plymouth-theme-$THEME_NAME

plymouth-set-default-theme $THEME_NAME

Update initrd

( For BIOS users) /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd

( For UEFI users ) dracut --force

reboot

YOU MAY NEED TO RESTART THE GDM after reboot

for more read click the link to FEDORA MAGAZINE

Please note : if you have nvidia hardware with your computer system than this method will not work or may not work , check nvidia forum

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There is no difference between running /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd and dracut --force.

$ cat /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd
#!/bin/bash
dracut -f
villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-07-12 00:28:04 -0500 )edit

Why would you need to do that?

YOU MAY NEED TO RESTART THE GDM after reboot
villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-07-12 00:34:08 -0500 )edit

You might not understand the sentences , when i said YOU MAY NEED TO RESTART THE GDM , there is a word MAY which means it is may be or may not be, coz sometimes after changing plymouth theme GDM stop working in that case .. second Dracut --force and plymouth-update-initrd looks same but UEFI and BIOS are not same , there is a technical difference( running from inside of a shell and outside of shell )

nisankh gravatar imagenisankh ( 2018-07-12 01:34:47 -0500 )edit

After reboot, GDM is already restarted, and the easiest way to restart GDM is to reboot.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-07-12 04:47:55 -0500 )edit

sometimes GDM stop during start after changine plymouth theme changes , check bugzilla about the issue, and still yu are not understanding the sentence , there it is clearly mentioned YOU MAY NEED TO RESTART THE GDM, not necessarily ( this issue is assigned to Ray Strode rstrode@redhat.com and QA is Fedora Extrav QA)

works by Ray at http://people.redhat.com/rstrode/bugs...

when we say YOU MAY CANCEL THE TRIP that does not mean you have to cancel the trip , it may required on some circumstances

nisankh gravatar imagenisankh ( 2018-07-12 05:00:31 -0500 )edit
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answered 2018-07-13 12:25:50 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

Thank you all for your help. I found an additional solution for Fedora 28 KDE-spin: in the repos there is a kcm-plymouth module where the plymouth-theme setting is very easy:

install the desired plymouth-themes --> go to system-settings --> select the plymouth-module and there you can select the desired plymouth-theme

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answered 2018-07-13 13:20:37 -0500

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As described in the Fedora Magazine

List all available themes

plymouth-set-default-theme --list

--> set a theme (i.e. tribar)

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme tribar -R

More themes available in Fedora's repos: dnf search plymouth-theme

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