Fedora black splash screen and three square dots loading [Bug]

It Happen when I update the kernel, you can see a black screen and three square dots loading. It’s a a cosmetic [Bug] but still it’s a bug. I did send Bug report to Bugzilla long time ago, and no one fix it.

Welcome to the forum. :fedora: :+1:

You said you filed a bug on bugzilla.
Have you checked the status to see what may have been done.?

If you filed a bug please link the bug report here so we may see it.

2190471 – Cosmetic Kernel Bug (redhat.com)

Could it be a Plymouth bootup screen? Take a look at the last comment.

That’s it! This is what exactly it is [Bug] Plymouth bootup screen. How to fix it?

Have you tried the methods described in the article?

It didn’t do a thing :frowning: nothing

The linked article is 5 years old and may not be up to date with the solution.

You can disable the plymouth boot screen with changing the kernel command line and removing the rhgb quiet from it.
To test it can be done for a single boot by displaying the grub menu then pressing the e key to edit the boot options. The line that begins with linux contains the boot options and that would be where you would delete that rhgb quiet part.

If that gives what you wish then it can be made permanent by editing the /etc/default/grub file and deleting the same part from the line beginning with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX= then running sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

1 Like

Nothing happen! Still the same, square dots. Thanks for your help you guys. :slight_smile:

Could you share the output of this command?
sudo grubby --info=ALL

index=0
kernel=“/boot/vmlinuz-6.5.5-200.fc38.x86_64”
args=“ro rootflags=subvol=root rhgb quiet”
root=“UUID=c4ddb451-9c1e-43df-a0c0-2931dd9f61cf”
initrd=“/boot/initramfs-6.5.5-200.fc38.x86_64.img”
title=“Fedora Linux (6.5.5-200.fc38.x86_64) 38 (Workstation Edition)”
id=“24c8c012ca724301ab58cb8b7d1d0d46-6.5.5-200.fc38.x86_64”
index=1
kernel=“/boot/vmlinuz-6.4.15-200.fc38.x86_64”
args=“ro rootflags=subvol=root rhgb quiet”
root=“UUID=c4ddb451-9c1e-43df-a0c0-2931dd9f61cf”
initrd=“/boot/initramfs-6.4.15-200.fc38.x86_64.img”
title=“Fedora Linux (6.4.15-200.fc38.x86_64) 38 (Workstation Edition)”
id=“24c8c012ca724301ab58cb8b7d1d0d46-6.4.15-200.fc38.x86_64”
index=2
kernel=“/boot/vmlinuz-6.4.11-200.fc38.x86_64”
args=“ro rootflags=subvol=root rhgb quiet”
root=“UUID=c4ddb451-9c1e-43df-a0c0-2931dd9f61cf”
initrd=“/boot/initramfs-6.4.11-200.fc38.x86_64.img”
title=“Fedora Linux (6.4.11-200.fc38.x86_64) 38 (Workstation Edition)”
id=“24c8c012ca724301ab58cb8b7d1d0d46-6.4.11-200.fc38.x86_64”
index=3
kernel=“/boot/vmlinuz-0-rescue-24c8c012ca724301ab58cb8b7d1d0d46”
args=“ro rootflags=subvol=root rhgb quiet”
root=“UUID=c4ddb451-9c1e-43df-a0c0-2931dd9f61cf”
initrd=“/boot/initramfs-0-rescue-24c8c012ca724301ab58cb8b7d1d0d46.img”
title=“Fedora Linux (0-rescue-24c8c012ca724301ab58cb8b7d1d0d46) 38 (Workstation Edition)”
id=“24c8c012ca724301ab58cb8b7d1d0d46-0-rescue”

Omitting the rhgb and quiet parameters on the kernel command line will remove the Red Hat graphical boot argument and display output from both the system manager and the kernel. If this is what you want, you can achieve it by entering the following command:

sudo grubby --remove-args="rhgb quiet" --update-kernel=ALL

This will remove both parameters from all kernel menu entries.

To list all the kernel menu entries again, re-enter the previous command i.e. sudo grubby --info=ALL.

Whether you get this or not, depends on which GPU and which graphical display driver your system uses. Some drivers can be a bit slow to get ready, and therefore Plymouth will display the non-graphical image. So information about which GPU and which driver is important for any bug report about this issue.