on both machines. The Plymouth splash screen displays almost immediately on the NUC but there is a 3 second delay on the desktop. Both machines boot pretty fast; the NUC about 3 seconds and the desktop about 4-5 seconds. I have donelightdm
on both machines and they are virtually identical. I have executed the following script from a terminal.lsinitramfs
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# plymouthd; plymouth --show-splash; for ((I=0; I<12; I++)); do plymouth --update=test$I; sleep 1; done; plymouth quit
I obviously don't know what much about Plymouth but would like to understand the disparity in load time, if possible. I have done a LOT of searching and can't find anything other than on machines that boot fast you might not see the splash screen. But why does my NUC, that boots faster than the desktop, show rhe splash screen for almost the entire boot sequence? Just doesn't make sense to me.
Any enlightenment, including directions to a good explanation, would be appreciated. And YES, I know I can disable the splash screen but then I don't have a quiet boot. Why is THAT?
And my opinion is that Plymouth is bloatware.
UPDATE: One other difference is that the NUC is connected to a 43" plasma TV and the desktop to a 4:3 LCD monitor.