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.
A Closer Look at Red Hat’s Plymouth
2008-10-31 Red Hat 7 Comments
I am really looking forward to this. seeing all the terminal stuff on boot scares the hell out of users (noob users not us advanced linux folk). the overall feel of linux needs to be more polished, this will help out quite a bit.
I was going to ask that you link to “your” previous articles mentioned in the post (“Back in July we shared…”), but then I realized that you lifted the paragraph from phoronix and the previous articles were written by them. In the future, could you please indicate this in the news item? For example, “Phoronix writes, ‘Back in July…'”