My Manjaro's booting/loading looks weird

My Manjaro's booting/loading looks weird. What can I do to fix?

Thanks! :grinning:


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What is it ? splash from DE like KDE ? plymouth ?

What are you running?

inxi -Fxxxz --no-host

Manjaro KDE

It is this stage of Manjaro's loading/booting... :grinning:


[eduardo@eduardo-nb ~]$ inxi -Fxxxz --no-host
System:    Kernel: 4.14.134-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.1.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.16.3 
           tk: Qt 5.13.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: N46VM v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: N46VM v: 1.0 serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: N46VM.210 
           date: 03/05/2012 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 15.0 Wh condition: 18.4/57.2 Wh (32%) volts: 11.9/11.1 model: ASUSTeK N56--52 
           type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-3610QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 
           L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 36732 
           Speed: 1243 MHz min/max: 1200/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1221 2: 1249 3: 1247 4: 1210 
           5: 1221 6: 1233 7: 1217 8: 1241 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0166 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 620M/630M/635M/640M LE] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia 
           v: 390.116 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0de9 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: intel compositor: kwin_x11 
           resolution: 1366x768~60Hz, VIRTUAL2.640-1400x900~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 4.2 Mesa 19.1.3 compat-v: 3.0 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1e20 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.134-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave driver: ath9k 
           v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 168c:0032 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8168 
           v: 8.047.02-NAPI port: d000 bus ID: 04:00.2 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp4s0f2 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: vboxnet0 state: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-2: vboxnet1 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-3: vboxnet2 state: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-4: vboxnet3 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-5: vmnet1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-6: vmnet8 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 698.64 GiB used: 623.11 GiB (89.2%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST750LX003-1AC154 size: 698.64 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
           rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: SM12 scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 113.21 GiB used: 103.92 GiB (91.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 12.21 GiB used: 70.2 MiB (0.6%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 317 Uptime: 11h 19m Memory: 11.63 GiB used: 5.44 GiB (46.8%) Init: systemd v: 242 
           Compilers: gcc: 9.1.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.7 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.35

But that still doesnt tell us ... is it Plasmas 'Splash screen' ? is it 'plymouth' ? is it 'boot-splash' ?

According to my research, it's plymouth. :hugs:

Hm. I guess maybe try and make sure you have early KMS :
(you seem to be booting using the intel .. so use intel_agp i915)
Then regenerate it with

mkinitcpio -P

and reboot... hows that ?


Same problem... Sorry... :roll_eyes:

I dont know then.
Make sure you are up to date.
Then maybe have a look around the archwiki:

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Plymouth is no longer recommended by Manjaro. Please use a boot splash screen instead.

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I am not completely convinced of this solution yet... :thinking:

But, it seems that the procedure below solves the problem...

Open the file...


... , modify the value...


... to...


... and run the command...

mkinitcpio -P

Done! :hugs:

[Ref.: ]

Wait .. so doing

intel_agp i915

did not work .. but doing


did work ?

I didn't really change anything in Manjaro regarding "plymouth" or "boot splash". I've just been doing the regular updates.

Anyway... What do I have to do to switch to "boot splash"?

Thanks! :blush:

Actually both worked... But to be sure, I left it as "intel_agp i915" now!

If you want to go the bootsplash road (you dont have to)

Here is for plymouth removal:

Then there are a few guides for install/configure bootsplash, such as

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