A Closer look at Red Hat's Plymouth

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Fri Oct 31 16:09:47 UTC 2008


Detailed look at how Plymouth works.


"Back in July we shared Red Hat's intentions to replace RHGB with 
Plymouth, a new graphical boot process that is able to benefit from the 
latest Linux graphics capabilities. Red Hat engineers had primarily 
designed Plymouth around a forthcoming feature we've talked about quite 
a bit known as kernel mode-setting, which provides end-users with a 
cleaner and flicker-free boot experience. In September in The State of 
Kernel Mode-Setting we then shared more information on Plymouth along 
with a brief video. Most recently we published another video of Plymouth 
that shows the tighter integration between the boot process and starting 
the GNOME Display Manager. Today though we are looking at Plymouth and 
its different plug-ins along with providing a few more videos."


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