Edit manjaro-plymouth file

Hello, I tried editing the manjaro-plymouth file to try to delete the text that appears on the startup screen when the password is requested for LUKS (Please enter passphrase for disk luks…). I don’t know if I did well, but I changed the row 25 changing the parameter from “true” to “false”. I didn’t get any results. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Hi @MG_Linux,

Fair warning: I don’t use plymouth, nor do I really know what it is, except that it has something to do with the boot process.

That said, the first thing I thought when reading this was: he didn’t rebuild his initrd. And, indeed, from what I gathered on the ArchWiki it would seem this is necessary aft5er a change to the configuration. So try it, and see if it helps:

sudo mkinitcpio --allpresets

Hope it helps!

Thank you for your answer!
However, I want to specify that I have not modified the mkinitcpio.conf file, so I don’t know if it is necessary to run the command you say. I have thought about updating initframs instead, but before running any sudo commands I would prefer to get a confirmation.

Well, as I said, I don’t use it or anything like that. My answer is purely based on the Archwiki entry about plymouth:


Edit plymouthd.conf as



and rebuild the initrd.

In that example, mkinitcpio.conf is also not touched, yet to rebuild initrd was in the instructions. So that’s where that idea comes from.

I understand wanting to rather wait a bit, for quite possibly better assistance, so no hard feeling.

Hope you manage!

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That message is more likely coming from the package “cryptsetup” than from “plymouth”
and to change it you’d need to modify the source code of that package and then re-compile it.
That phrase - or parts of it - certainly do not appear in the source code of “plymouth” and the phrase is the same whether you run plymouth or not …

I have already deleted the text “Please enter passphrase for disk luks…” when switching plymouth plymouth-encrypt to sd-plymouth sd-encrypt in HOOKS:

  1. Edit /etc/mkinitcpio.conf to change:
HOOKS=( udev ... keymap ... plymouth ... plymouth-encrypt...)


HOOKS=( systemd ... sd-vconsole  sd-plymouth  sd-encrypt ...)
  1. Edit /etc/default/grub to change:
GRUBB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="... cryptdevice=UUID=xxxx:yyyy ..."


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="... rd.luks.name=xxxx=yyyy ..."
  1. sudo mkinitcpio -P linux
  2. sudo update-grub
  3. reboot
  4. Done

Thank you very much. I appreciate you have found the possible solution in the ArchWiki. I’ll try.

@Zesko @Nachlese I forgot to specify that only some partitions are encrypted, not the entire disk. Therefore grub is read by a non-encrypted partition; subsequently the graphical interface where that message is present is loaded. I don’t know if this is relevant.

@Zesko This is my current configuration of mkinitcpio.conf

(Only home partion is encrypted)

# vim:set ft=sh
# The following modules are loaded before any boot hooks are
# run.  Advanced users may wish to specify all system modules
# in this array.  For instance:
#     MODULES=(piix ide_disk reiserfs)

# This setting includes any additional binaries a given user may
# wish into the CPIO image.  This is run last, so it may be used to
# override the actual binaries included by a given hook
# BINARIES are dependency parsed, so you may safely ignore libraries

# This setting is similar to BINARIES above, however, files are added
# as-is and are not parsed in any way.  This is useful for config files.

# This is the most important setting in this file.  The HOOKS control the
# modules and scripts added to the image, and what happens at boot time.
# Order is important, and it is recommended that you do not change the
# order in which HOOKS are added.  Run 'mkinitcpio -H <hook name>' for
# help on a given hook.
# 'base' is _required_ unless you know precisely what you are doing.
# 'udev' is _required_ in order to automatically load modules
# 'filesystems' is _required_ unless you specify your fs modules in MODULES
# Examples:
##   This setup specifies all modules in the MODULES setting above.
##   No raid, lvm2, or encrypted root is needed.
#    HOOKS=(base)
##   This setup will autodetect all modules for your system and should
##   work as a sane default
#    HOOKS=(base udev autodetect block filesystems)
##   This setup will generate a 'full' image which supports most systems.
##   No autodetection is done.
#    HOOKS=(base udev block filesystems)
##   This setup assembles a pata mdadm array with an encrypted root FS.
##   Note: See 'mkinitcpio -H mdadm' for more information on raid devices.
#    HOOKS=(base udev block mdadm encrypt filesystems)
##   This setup loads an lvm2 volume group on a usb device.
#    HOOKS=(base udev block lvm2 filesystems)
##   NOTE: If you have /usr on a separate partition, you MUST include the
#    usr, fsck and shutdown hooks.
HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block keyboard keymap consolefont plymouth filesystems fsck"

# Use this to compress the initramfs image. By default, gzip compression
# is used. Use 'cat' to create an uncompressed image.

# Additional options for the compressor
#COMPRESSION_OPTIONS=()`Testo preformattato`