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  2. <!DOCTYPE refentry PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN"
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  4. <refentry id="plymouth">
  5. <refentryinfo>
  6. <title>plymouth</title>
  7. <productname>plymouth</productname>
  8. <authorgroup>
  9. <author>
  10. <contrib>Developer</contrib>
  11. <firstname>Kristian</firstname>
  12. <surname>Høgsberg</surname>
  13. </author>
  14. <author>
  15. <contrib>Developer</contrib>
  16. <firstname>Ray</firstname>
  17. <surname>Strode</surname>
  18. </author>
  19. </authorgroup>
  20. </refentryinfo>
  21. <refmeta>
  22. <refentrytitle>plymouth</refentrytitle>
  23. <manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
  24. <refmiscinfo class="manual">System Administration</refmiscinfo>
  25. </refmeta>
  26. <refnamediv>
  27. <refname>plymouth</refname>
  28. <refpurpose>A graphical boot system and logger</refpurpose>
  29. </refnamediv>
  30. <refsect1>
  31. <title>Description</title>
  32. <para>
  33. <command>plymouth</command> is a graphical boot system for Linux which takes advantage of
  34. the kernel-based mode setting (KMS) available for modern graphic cards
  35. to provide a seamless, flickerfree and attractive boot screen. It
  36. allows to choose between various, static or animated graphical themes
  37. to spruce up the startup and avoid the noise generated by the vast
  38. amount of kernel messages while the machine boots into X. On systems
  39. where kernel-based mode setting is not available, plymouth falls back
  40. to a text mode boot screen which provides a simple progress bar to pro‐
  41. vide feedback during boot.
  42. </para>
  43. <para>
  44. In order for the configured default plymouth theme to be loaded during
  45. boot, the option `splash' (or `rhgb' for backward compatibility with
  46. the RHGB boot splash) must be provided at the kernel command line.
  47. Without this command line option, plymouth will default to showing
  48. detailed boot output.
  49. </para>
  50. <para>
  51. During the boot process, the user can switch between the graphical theme
  52. and the detailed boot output using the Escape key.
  53. </para>
  54. </refsect1>
  55. <refsect1>
  56. <title>See Also</title>
  57. <para>
  58. <citerefentry><refentrytitle>grub</refentrytitle><manvolnum>8</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
  59. <citerefentry><refentrytitle>plymouth-set-default-theme</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
  60. <citerefentry><refentrytitle>plymouthd</refentrytitle><manvolnum>8</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
  61. <citerefentry><refentrytitle>plymouth</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
  62. <ulink url="http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Plymouth">http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Plymouth</ulink>
  63. </para>
  64. </refsect1>
  65. <refsect1>
  66. <title>Authors</title>
  67. <para>
  68. plymouth was originally prototyped and named by Kristian Høgsberg,
  69. originally written by Ray Strode and has had significant contributions from
  70. Charlie Brej. It has also had contributions from Peter Jones, Adam Jackson,
  71. Frederic Crozat and others.
  72. </para>
  73. </refsect1>
  74. </refentry>