Comment 16 for bug 535108

unggnu (unggnu) wrote :

Yes, I have the same problem on all my systems but there is an easy workaround.

Afaik the problem is that the initramfs scripts only put Plymouth and obviously kms in the initrd if cryptsetup is installed to ask for the password with a proper screen. So if you install cryptsetup everything looks great and professional and kms is run directly after grub.

If it isn't installed you first get the standard resolution, some flickering and often some fsck messages before KMS and Plymouth start. I think that they do it because of the boot startup time but I personally would have no problem to loose 2 seconds or something like that if it looks more professional.

Atm the boot experience doesn't look so well so I would put Plymouth (and KMS) in initrd all the time. With it the boot looks like on MacOsX or something like that.