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    Default Plymouth Running On Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

    Phoronix: Plymouth Running On Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

    A few days back we shared Plymouth is coming to Ubuntu 10.04 after this wonderful Red Hat creation was proposed to replace USplash last year, set to be integrated for Ubuntu 9.10, and then later dropped on the basis of improving Ubuntu's boot-time instead. The Plymouth graphical boot splash program that leverages kernel mode-setting is here for good with Ubuntu 10.04, but right at the moment in the daily builds of Lucid is not on there by default. For those looking to play with Plymouth on Ubuntu right away, it's as easy as sudo apt-get install plymouth when running on the Ubuntu 10.04 development branch...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzgwMA

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    For those interested: there's an initial patch to make KDM work with Plymouth.
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=206089#c2

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    Please provide an Ogg Theora version of the video. If you need help, just ask here.

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    So what happened to improving boottime then? I'm a bit baffled by this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    So what happened to improving boottime then? I'm a bit baffled by this...
    You should have been very baffled when the false dichotomy of Plymouth vs boot time was used as justification to go and write xsplash instead of just investing on making kernel mode setting work better and adopt Plymouth. KMS *reduces* boot time. Now that Red Hat (and Intel) have made KMS work across all the major drivers (Radeon, Nouveau and Intel), it does make very little sense not to use Plymouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    You should have been very baffled when the false dichotomy of Plymouth vs boot time was used as justification to go and write xsplash instead of just investing on making kernel mode setting work better and adopt Plymouth. KMS *reduces* boot time. Now that Red Hat (and Intel) have made KMS work across all the major drivers (Radeon, Nouveau and Intel), it does make very little sense not to use Plymouth.
    Thanks for the insight I always thought that it actually was the case because I've tried a few iterations of Fedora and it always booted slower on Intel, Ati and nVidia hardware than with Ubuntu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    Thanks for the insight I always thought that it actually was the case because I've tried a few iterations of Fedora and it always booted slower on Intel, Ati and nVidia hardware than with Ubuntu.
    Yes that can happen but then we aren't comparing quite the same thing since there are many many version differences, the number of services started by default differs etc. The better measure would be to compare the same distribution in the same hardware once with KMS and once without and then check the boot speed.

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    Flash videos are broken by design, please add ogg videos with the help of HTML5.

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    I don't get your problem, there is a 64 bit flash player. I wrote a script that should work everywhere with wget or curl installed - if you find a system without those tools tell me:

    http://kanotix.com/files/install-flash-local.sh

    Be sure to uninstall every opensource flash player before. Run the script only as user NOT as root. Btw. Ubuntu 64 bit is really STUPID. There still nspluginwrapper is used while it is not needed since over 1 year!

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