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This document will guide you in installing, configuring, and using Splashy. I assume that you would want Splashy to start as early as possible. Be warned that there are still some bugs concerning the progress bar and a lot of small bugs. There are still some work to be done since I haven't finished debugging the scripts (ported from Debian to Arch, some are written from scratch).


  1. Grab the package in AUR and build it via makepkg (or whatever makepkg wrapper you like) and install via Pacman.

Setup and Configuration


Add vga=791 splash to your kernel command line in /boot/grub/menu.lst. e.g.:

kernel (hd0,6)/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda6 ro vga=791 splash earlymodules=piix


Add splashy to the end of the DAEMONS array in /etc/rc.conf. e.g.:

DAEMONS=(syslog-ng crond network ... splashy)


  1. Add splashy to the end of the HOOKS in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf. e.g.:
    HOOKS="base udev autodetect ide sata filesystems ... splashy"
  2. Rebuild kernel image
    # mkinitcpio -p <kernel name>
    # mkinitcpio -p kernel26

Usage :D

  1. Shutdown
  2. Boot up
  3. Reboot