A few weeks ago Mike Langlie posted a suggestion for a new plymouth splash on the art list.
There was a rough consensus that it was a good idea, and I recently implemented it based on the existing (unreleased) glow plugin on the plugin-rework branch of plymouth here:
We're already after the preview release, but I think adding it would bring a lot of polish to F11.
A number of people have asked about it. See, Paul Frields ask about it here:
and someone else here:
Obviously, if this were to go in, we'd need to hammer on it pretty hard to make sure it won't break set ups.
This blocks on getting fedora-logos-11.0.5-1.fc11 tagged first
Ray, thank you for your continued effort on the plugin. I would be happy to help however I can with testing, etc. Do you need someone to put the freeze exception request into rel-eng's Trac?
(Umm... I suppose that would come *after* the hammering. Yeah.)
Is there a build of the new plymouth for testing?
Does it require additional images in generic-logos or similar?
I've built it in the devel branch for testing. Not sure what to do about generic logos, i guess we can do a debranded set of frames.
fedora-logos got tagged yesterday.
The easiest way to try it out is:
koji download-build --arch=noarch --latest dist-f11 fedora-logos
koji download-build --arch=x86_64 --latest dist-f12 plymouth
note the second line says dist-f12 (and change the x86_64 to your arch)
rpm -Uvh fedora-logos plymouth*
should return "charge". If it doesn't then run
and last step is to rebuild your initrd
Tested successfully on x86_64 and Intel 965 (a Dell m1330).
Actually, I'm having trouble with the shutdown animation. The animation sequence happens fine, but now the laptop's just sitting there showing the completed Fedora logo. If I hit escape, I get a black screen. If I hit escape again, it goes back to the logo. If I hit escape and then ctrl-alt-f2, I get a login prompt that ignores my keypresses.
(It's quite plausible that this is not the fault of the new plymouth plugin in particular, but I mention it anyway. I should make sure I'm running latest Rawhide; I think I might be a week or so behind the tip.)
I attempted to reproduce, and the shutdown was successful the next time around.
Seemed to work in one test. Weirdly, before updating the initrd,
booted in spinfinity
ESC -> details
ESC -> text progress bar
The *display* of shutdown is still pretty screwy for me, but it does shut down.
I have initscripts-8.94-1, which notting says has known shutdown issues. So, all clear from me.
Looks fine for me.
can you guys retry with plymouth-0.7.0-0.2009.05.08.1 I've included in it a fix to make shutdown look better that I did yesterday.
I've been testing with plymouth-0.7.0-0.2009.05.08.1.fc12, on i586 and x86_64. I tested with nouveau.modeset, vga=xxx, and sometimes without any framebuffer just to confirm the text fallback works.
Everything seems to be working fine. The only real surprise turned out to be that my new workstation shuts down too fast for me to flip over to the text and see the shutdown messages. Works as expected on older machines where the shutdown is actually slow enough that I might need to check on what's happening.
Alright, I'll request it gets tagged.
So, for the shutdown bits, it appears to work. However, there's no longer text progress bar on shutdown. Intended?
Sorry I'm coming in late here -- I have tried the plugin here, and saw thus far
only problems that looked related to nouveau and not plymouth. I just updated
to the newest nouveau driver and would like to test, but I have to finish a
call before I can restart this system. ;-) Dell XPS M1330 notebook, Nvidia
GeForce 8400M GS.
Also, attempting to switch to details mode in the GUI shutdown doesn't appear to show details.
Right, we no longer show progress indication on shutdown. There's no way for us to record how long it's going to take so we couldn't give an accurate progress bar anyway. Furthermore, it looks really weird with some themes.
I'm guessing you're trying to switch to details mode after the disk is unmounted? If not, then we must not be redirecting /dev/console properly on shutdown (or upstart is writing to a specific tty instead of /dev/console). If so, then there are a few possible fixes:
1) Make the details theme a builtin instead of plugin
2) Merge the details view with the loaded theme instead of as a separate plugin
Anyway, should probably track that as a separate bug report.