Description of problem:
When booting and using only external monitor initial images from notebook vendor stays on screen until XOrg login. In order to enter LUKS password I need to press Esc to get into text mode.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Since Kernel 4.18.17+ on Lenovo X260.
Reboot on external monitor.
Lenovo bios image.
LUKS password graphical boot.
Hmm, that should not happen.
I've recently done some plymouth work for flickerfree boot. I've a bunch of test RPMS available here:
I've a blog-post with install and test instructions available here:
Can you give these a try? And if they do not fix things, please attach /tmp/plymouth.log after a boot with the new plymouth.
Oh, thanks. Is that supposed to replace currently Fedora provided packages?
(In reply to Marko Bevc from comment #2)
> Oh, thanks. Is that supposed to replace currently Fedora provided packages?
Before I've had a chance to test out your RPMs got upstream updates and after yesterdays push to Fedora29 stable it seems to work now here? Will test some more in next few days.
Sorry; new update: Seems it has nothing to do with latest updates, but rather only works on fresh start after shutdown, but not a reboot or wake from hibernate.
Ok, if my plymouth version does not help (I'm not sure it will) can you try adding "fbcon=nodefer" to the kernel commandline and see if that helps?
Haven't really got to testing your version, but `fbcon=defer` helped. Is there a reason why we wouldn't want to connect FB right away in this is default now?
(In reply to Marko Bevc from comment #7)
> Haven't really got to testing your version, but `fbcon=defer` helped.
Ok, I've another report of more or less the same issue. Don't bother testing my version, that won't help. I've working on a fix for this already on my todo list for Monday (tomorrow). I will get back to you when I've something for you to test.
> Is there a reason why we wouldn't want to connect FB right away in this is
> default now?
F29 is the first Fedora release to use deferred-fbcon by default, the reaosn for this is that the fbcon causes the screen to go black with a blinking cursor as soon as it boots, breaking the flickerfree boot experience we are working towards, see: https://hansdegoede.livejournal.com/19224.html
I've just uploaded a new version of plymouth to:
Which contains fixes for the external monitor not working (as well as the new theme I've been working on).
For install instrucions see:
If you also want to try-out the new theme, run:
sudo plymouth-set-default-theme bgrt
Before running the dracut command to regenerate the initrd.
Please let me know if this plymouth version fixes the issue for you. Once I've confirmation that this fixes things I will prepare an official Fedora plymouth update with the patches for the external monitor issue.
I've tried your RPMs and I'm sorry but it doesn't seems to change anything - I've followed your instructions on your blog.
(In reply to Marko Bevc from comment #10)
> I've tried your RPMs and I'm sorry but it doesn't seems to change anything -
> I've followed your instructions on your blog.
Can you attach the /run/plymouth.log file (from booting with an initrd which has plymouth from my rpms in there) here please?
Created attachment 1510660 [details]
Plymouth log file
Sure, attached - seems some libs couldn't be loaded?
(In reply to Marko Bevc from comment #13)
> Sure, attached - seems some libs couldn't be loaded?
Those message can be safely ignored (I need to get rid of them one of these days).
So plymouth is seeing 1 1920x1080 screen and it is successfully initializing that screen, so you should be able to enter your password graphically one 1 screen.
I'm not entirely sure what is going on here. Some questions:
Do you have the lid of the laptop closed perhaps ?
What is the resolution of your laptop's LCD panel? and what is the resolution of the internal monitor ?
Can you also attach a plymouth.log file from a boot where the problem does not happen ? You said that it does not happen on a cold boot, right ?
One more question, how is the external monitor connected ? Is it connected through a dock using DP mst perhaps ?
Sorry for late response.
- That is probably primary screen
- Lid is closed; no password entry is visible on external screen. If I open the lid I can type there. But also if I press Esc I can enter password in text mode
- internal is 1920x1080 and LCD pandel is 2560x1440
it's connected via docking station and DP
Cold boot was working all right. Now looks even funnier - updated to newwest kernel 4.19.6 on F29 and seems to work again?!
(In reply to Marko Bevc from comment #16)
> Cold boot was working all right. Now looks even funnier - updated to newwest
> kernel 4.19.6 on F29 and seems to work again?!
Ok, lets wait a bit to see if the latest kernels have really fixed this and then close this.
After upgrading to 4.19.8 I've noticed same symptoms. Must be some other combination and unrelated to kernel, I reckon.
I've just built a new test build of plymouth which should help with this:
To give this a try download all rpm files from:
except the .src.rpm and -devel files and then from a directory with all those files in it, run:
sudo rpm -Uvh plymouth*.rpm
This version also includes a new theme which will be the default for Fedora 30, to test the new plymouth you need to regenerate your initrd, to do this (and also select the new theme) run:
sudo plymouth-set-default-theme -R bgrt
Note this updates the initrd for your currently running kernel, so if you've installed a kernel update since your last reboot, you may need to run this a second time after rebooting (check "uname -r" output before and after reboot).
Please give this a test run and let me know if it helps (or not).
Seems this latest build is fixing it - great stuff!
Haven't really tried new theme yet; but is this build going to get in Koji for F29?
(In reply to Marko Bevc from comment #20)
> Seems this latest build is fixing it - great stuff!
That is good to hear, thank you for testing.
> Haven't really tried new theme yet;
I made a mistake with the new theme in the build you tested, if you feel like giving the new theme a spin I've uploaded a new fixed version to:
> but is this build going to get in Koji for F29?
I'm still waiting for some feedback from other reporters with related issues, after that I do plan to do a plymouth update containing these fixes.
plymouth-0.9.4-2.fc29 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 29. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2019-06ee37144a
plymouth-0.9.4-2.fc29 has been pushed to the Fedora 29 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2019-06ee37144a
plymouth-0.9.4-2.fc29 has been pushed to the Fedora 29 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.