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PM7 pre-login spinner splash disappeared [Solved]
« on: September 16, 2016, 06:40:33 am »
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System:    Host: HP-Laptop Kernel: 4.4.0-36-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP G60 Notebook PC v: PCID
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3617 v: 09.67
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: F.65 date: 12/15/2010
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T5800 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 2000 MHz 2: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G98M [GeForce 9200M GS]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.11hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 9200M GE/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.96
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath5k
           IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 60.0GB (15.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Corsair_Force_LS size: 60.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 51G used: 5.0G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.26GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: 41.0C gpu: 45C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 194 Uptime: 5 min Memory: 283.5/4009.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

As per title, how do I get it back?
Seem to remember it stopped working after the 4.4.0-36-generic kernel upgrade after new installation.
Is it a plymouth issue?
{FYI} Have just done a system update/upgrade and dist-upgrade and nothing new.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 10:26:38 am by acer »

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PM7 pre-login spinner splash issue disappeared
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 06:40:33 am »
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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash issue disappeared
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2016, 06:15:17 pm »
I'm having the same problem with an SSD .. in fact **most** of the time it doesn't show but occasionally it does which as you can imagine is making diagnosis a little awkward.
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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash issue disappeared
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 03:56:48 am »
What I'm seeing consistantly at every boot is 'Peppermint Seven' in white font with 4 orange dots underneath on a black background.
This looks familiar, having tried ubuntu a few years back.
It's like a ubuntu fallback screen.

I have also noticed that boot-time seems to have increased on the SSD (longer to boot) but this may be another topic?

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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash issue disappeared
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2016, 07:09:29 am »
Okay, that's a completely different issue, and as you say is the the "wrong" plymouth screen .. try reinstalling plymouth-theme-peppermint-7
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall plymouth-theme-peppermint-7
if that doesn't work, what's the output from:
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update-alternatives --display default.plymouth
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update-alternatives --display text.plymouth
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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash issue disappeared
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2016, 09:34:35 am »
No joy..

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update-alternatives --display default.plymouth
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~ $ update-alternatives --display default.plymouth
default.plymouth - auto mode
  link best version is /usr/share/plymouth/themes/peppermint-7/peppermint-7.plymouth
  link currently points to /usr/share/plymouth/themes/peppermint-7/peppermint-7.plymouth
  link default.plymouth is /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth
/usr/share/plymouth/themes/peppermint-7/peppermint-7.plymouth - priority 180
/usr/share/plymouth/themes/spinner/spinner.plymouth - priority 70

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update-alternatives --display text.plymouth
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$ update-alternatives --display text.plymouth
text.plymouth - auto mode
  link best version is /usr/share/plymouth/themes/peppermint-7-text/peppermint-7-text.plymouth
  link currently points to /usr/share/plymouth/themes/peppermint-7-text/peppermint-7-text.plymouth
  link text.plymouth is /usr/share/plymouth/themes/text.plymouth
/usr/share/plymouth/themes/peppermint-7-text/peppermint-7-text.plymouth - priority 180
/usr/share/plymouth/themes/text/text.plymouth - priority 40
/usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-text/ubuntu-text.plymouth - priority 50

be a shame to waste work done by not showing the spinner splash  :)

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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash issue disappeared
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2016, 10:14:48 am »
Try:
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sudo update-initramfs -u
if that doesn't work .. what's the output from:
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uname -a
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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash issue disappeared
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2016, 11:39:42 am »
no joy..

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uname -a
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Linux HP-Laptop 4.4.0-36-generic #55-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 11 18:00:59 UTC 2016 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash issue disappeared
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2016, 07:03:48 am »
Would you believe it, my  splash screen has suddenly reappeared (consistently)  ???

I have a feeling your issue is more about the nvidia drivers .. the nvidia drivers "usually" override the default plymouth splash screen with an "nVidia" one that's built into the driver.

I'm assuming this is broken, so your system is dropping back to the "text.plymouth" fallback.

Gimme a bit to test it, but we may be able to point the "fallback" at the "normal" splash screen.

Something you could test (if you wish) whilst you wait would be to switch back to the open source nouveau driver and see if the "normal" splash screen returns.
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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash issue disappeared
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2016, 09:22:32 am »
Oh, sorry, I didn't realize until now that you're running Nvidia.  (yeah, I even looked at your inxi -F before)  This is totally normal for Nvidia GPUs running the proprietary drivers.  I never have a splash screen with Nvidia and the proprietary drivers, and this is true going back several years.  I usually either get the screen you have or just a blank screen with a blinking cursor.  In some Linux distros, I get a "verbose" boot, the wall of text saying that everything is loading.  Only a few Linux distros I know of have a boot splash screen with Nvidia proprietary, and that's because they come with the drivers preinstalled, so they configured it somehow to work.

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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash issue disappeared
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2016, 10:25:46 am »
Thanks scifidude79, that seems logical,only works with nouveau graphic drivers then.
Just seems a shame that it resides in the system but not usable with proprietary drivers..ah well.  ???

PCNetspec, forgetaboutit, no need to pursue this any further. Oh you have PM too.
I'll mark as solved.

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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash disappeared [Solved]
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2016, 11:27:00 am »
Okey dokey .. forgotted :))

I'll respond to your PM as soon as I've time to give it some thought .. TVM.
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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash disappeared [Solved]
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2016, 11:42:00 am »
I use nvidia drivers and I see the peppermint spinner all the time ???  startup and close down

Not for long but it is there clear and recogniseable.

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Re: PM7 pre-login spinner splash disappeared [Solved]
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2016, 11:55:30 am »
I "used to", but they now all seem to add an "NVIDIA" splash screen.

As I said we could probably find and workaround, particularly if it's dropping back to 'text.plymouth' (where pointing 'text.plymouth' at the regular 'default.plymouth' via a symlink in update-alternatives might do the trick).

The other problem I've always had with the nvidia drivers is they always broke the splash screen resolution (easily fixed IIRC) which **might** also be the root of the issue here.
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