I have followed all the steps on the arch wiki, but non work to activate plymouth properly. As the title suggests, I am using systemd-boot with dracut and LUKS encrypted root and swap partition.
However, after doing all the steps, I still get the the text based boot screen with boot log output. However, if I press ESC sometime during the process, it switches to a grey screen with three white-ish dots in the middle, blinking one at the time. Pressing ESC when prompted for the LUKS passphrase, the background also turns gray, but with the text that prompts me for the password.
I have added
quiet to kernel parameters:
$ sudo cat /etc/dracut.conf.d/cmdline.conf kernel_cmdline+=" splash quiet "
I make sure intel driver is loaded early:
$ sudo cat /etc/dracut.conf.d/video.conf force_drivers+=" i915 "
I have made sure that dracut builds initrd with plymouth:
$ sudo dracut --hostonly --no-hostonly-cmdline --force /efi/5c6af3eadd8d4d76909952eb1df24ba6/6.4.4-arch1-1/initrd ... dracut: *** Including module: plymouth *** ...
Previewing themes as explained in the arch wiki also does not work showing a black screen with a blinking cursor. Furthermore, pressing ESC will show the gray screen with blinking dots described above.
I haven’t seen anything in the logs that suggests that something is wrong, although perhaps im not searching for the right things.
Is there something Im missing?
Thanks for any help