Setting virtual console colors for display manager Ly

Hi there, I am migrating to Endeavour after a few years on PopOS. I’m currently messing around on an old laptop and have been learning a lot. One of the things I have been trying to get set up is colors for the early virtual console. I am using the display manager Ly ( which does its job beautifully. The config file for Ly says to theme it, you should use mkinitcpio hooks to change virtual console colors. Since EndeavourOS uses dracut, I tried using dracut-colors ( – the AUR package wasn’t installing properly for some reason, I just manually moved the hook for dracut into the appropriate directory.

When I run dracut -f, I see the hook/module being loaded, but it complains that not all the colors have been set. I have edited /etc/vconsole.conf and added appropriate hex codes for all 16 (0-15) colors on different lines. The theming is not applying, I still get all default colors. This makes me think the proper config file is somewhere else maybe?

I am not sure what I am doing wrong – it looks like there is already some virtual console theming with EndeavourOS colors, but I have no idea where that is coming from.

Any advice would be much appreciated!