Hello, I installed several times the latest Gnome iso, first in VM then on a spare partition. As usual, I’ve performed some tweaks to reduce boot time but I failed with Plymouth.
There was no
splash entry in /etc/default/grub to delete, I removed
plymouth hook from mkinitcpio.conf, no change.
splash=quiet in grub, nothing…
Of course, I did not forget
sudo mkinitcpio -P && sudo update-grub after each try.
After each reboot I could see in systemd logs a Plymouth reboot entry, on each boot Plymouth again, and obviously once logged in
I tried to remove Plymouth packages ; as it’s still needed somewhere by gdm/systemd, I fall in TTY at next reboot. After reinstalling them, I can go back in GUI.
As it’s in dual boot with Manjaro KDE, I did not reinstall the bootloader. KDE was listed 1st on grub menu. Maybe my
sudo update-grub did not affect the KDE partition controlled grub?
Alright, I forced
grub-install on my Gnome partition, no change either.
I don’t know where, in which hidden config of grub/systemd/gdm is stored a Plymouth entry… And how to get rid of it.
Anyway, I ended by using Manjaro Architect and along with other unwanted packages, I removed Plymouth from the list and installed Gnome without it.
A fully functional unstable Gnome without Plymouth.
But TLDR, I’d like to understand where Plymouth is called by systemd/grub/gdm. And how to disable, uninstall it even, without breaking gdm.