Fedora 10 startup – Plymouth Themes


Solar Plymouth Startup Screen
Solar Plymouth Startup Screen

The default startup of fedora 10 is in text mode a blue progress bar. It uses the plymouth startup manager for better booting and reduce boot time. If you can wait for a litte more time then plymouth can configure for a graphycal startup with great animation. for that go and edit the grub.conf file .dont forget to backup this file before editing


# vim /boot/grub/grub.conf

kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=UUID=87ccfef3-cb97-47d0-9293-03b5954b9e27 rhgb quiet vga=0x318



add the vga=ox318 in the end of the kernal line

reboot and you will get a graphical startup screen with an animation of solar flares.

we can use other themes for plymouth

for that in root/super-user mode
# yum install plymouth-plugin-{fade-in,pulser,spinfinity}

# plymouth-set-default-plugin fade-in
name is the plugin you want to use (fade-in or pulser or spinfinity or solar (solar is the default theme))
# /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd



  1. Hi,
    nice to see postings like this. i have been a fan to fedora since a lot of time (fc4).
    fedora has evolved into a good os. i suggest a procedure of telling things in which you can say why should you do something to get something…. : for example why should some one add vga= 0x318..?) this will be useful to many people .. i guess..
    nice post again….

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