PLYMOUTH(8)                                           PLYMOUTH(8)

          plymouth - A graphical boot system and logger

          plymouth is a graphical boot system for Linux which takes
          advantage of the kernel-based mode setting (KMS) available
          for modern graphic cards to provide a seamless, flickerfree
          and attractive boot screen. It allows to choose between
          various, static or animated graphical themes to spruce up
          the startup and avoid the noise generated by the vast amount
          of kernel messages while the machine boots into X. On
          systems where kernel-based mode setting is not available,
          plymouth falls back to a text mode boot screen which
          provides a simple progress bar to pro- vide feedback during

          In order for the configured default plymouth theme to be
          loaded during boot, the option `splash' (or `rhgb' for
          backward compatibility with the RHGB boot splash) must be
          provided at the kernel command line. Without this command
          line option, plymouth will default to showing detailed boot

          During the boot process, the user can switch between the
          graphical theme and the detailed boot output using the
          Escape key.

          grub(8), plymouth-set-default-theme(1), plymouthd(8),

          plymouth was originally prototyped and named by Kristian
          Høgsberg, originally written by Ray Strode and has had
          significant contributions from Charlie Brej. It has also had
          contributions from Peter Jones, Adam Jackson, Frederic
          Crozat and others.

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