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Feature #5948

Custom plymouth theme

Added by Tails over 4 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

0%

QA Check:
Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Easy:
No
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Description

In feature/tails-plymouth-theme branch we use a custom plymouth theme that looks close to windows vista bootup. So I consier "The Tails boot splash screen should be black with a tiny dots-based progress bar" as pending. It however is working only on machines with KMS-enabled graphics drivers. On other machines it falls back to the old text plugin. This was shipped in 0.12, proved to break the boot on far too many kinds of hardware, reverted in 0.12.1.

We should:

  1. Reintroduce this in experimental, without enabling KMS on more hardware this time. code
  2. Test it on various hardware for a while.

(This was part of implementing windows theme (#5867)).


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #6460: Fix memory wipe with recent kernel Resolved 11/30/2013
Related to Tails - Feature #5867: windows theme Resolved
Related to Tails - Feature #7394: Evaluate xserver-xorg-video-modesetting for KMS support in QEMU and others Resolved 06/11/2014
Related to Tails - Feature #5417: Improve user experience when wiping memory at shutdown Resolved 07/19/2014

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri almost 4 years ago

  • Easy set to No

winterfairy's branch on #6460 adds i915 to the ramdisk. This improves boot and shutdown display on some hardware.

#2 Updated by BitingBird over 3 years ago

  • Subject changed from custom plymouth theme to Custom plymouth theme

#3 Updated by intrigeri over 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #7394: Evaluate xserver-xorg-video-modesetting for KMS support in QEMU and others added

#4 Updated by intrigeri over 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #5417: Improve user experience when wiping memory at shutdown added

#5 Updated by BitingBird almost 3 years ago

This ticket was created when Tails was based on Squeeze, is it still relevant ?

#6 Updated by intrigeri almost 3 years ago

This ticket was created when Tails was still based on Squeeze, is it still relevant ?

Yes. It would be good to have our custom theme back, regardless of the Debian version we're based on.

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