Arch linux with Splash screen, Plymouth

Last Updated on 22 June 2015 | Written by CodeAsm

Kinda destroyed my Linux install this last monday and decided to reinstall Arch linux. (I tweeted about it, I removed /var ... silly me)

All fine and well, ill post my Nvidia setting for my Lenovo E530 someday soon(url should point you in the right direction), but today I played with the idea of enableing a Splashscreen for Arch, a sort of bootscreen for linux instead of all awesome hacker friendly notes about wich modules are loaded, you get greetings from a nice load bar. example on youtube (shows what I have now, but his one is not booting further... like me, earlier today...)

Ill try to keep it short, maybe you ended up reading my article because you also got a "failed (Result: timeout)" for plymouth-quit-wait.service

Im using the plymouth "legacy" plymouth-legacy 0.8.8-2 (Actualy, now it works I might try the newer one...first ill tell you why this legacy one is working (choosed it because maybe newer one was broken/)

anyway, along the many commenst, recompiles and pakage install people did, some people actualy gave info I dint saw many times...

mareex (2014-06-27 13:16)
After setting "ShowDelay=0" in "/etc/plymouth/plymouthd.conf" splash finally showed up.

gokul (2014-06-27 09:30)
word of caution: I'm new to arch (just a few days) and new to systemd as well.

editing gdm-plymouth.service to change as follows stops plymouth screen properly.
#Conflicts=getty@tty1.service plymouth-quit.service
I think this is because "Conflicts" will stop services which is not the required action for plymouth-quit.service. It is already there in the "After" which is exactly what is needed.

Anyway, I believe the solutio Gokul gave us was the winner, I also set the delay to 0, just in case (tried 5 and later noting, but 0 seems to be fine)

Thanks Arch commenters, and now I can tweak the theme and see if I got rid of the %⎕⎕⎕ %⎕⎕⎕ %⎕⎕⎕ ....

(Should update to newer plymouth aswell.

I hope the comments work again (facebook and such.) else tweet me or find help arround the Archlinux bbs or comments

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Xbox project status

Last Updated on 02 April 2017 | Written by CodeAsm

So recently some things arround my school made me have lotts of time.

Time to work on a Robot project, and ill make a post about that soon, but I also made some progress in researching the xbox.

xbox modchip

At first a working modchip was modified with a kernel I modded... went wrong, I was at the hackerspace and had no way to reprogram the modchip to a working state there. So back home I used my spiderchip from my first xbox (on the right) to Hotswap chips to reprogram the Xecuter2.2 Pro.


Website new comment system

Last Updated on 18 July 2014 | Written by CodeAsm

So after upgrading my Linux Arch install, customizing my Awesome Window manager and ordering some ic's for my robot project I introduce you to the Facebook comment system ive installed on my website (works way better than the other system I got and now removed).

So you sadly have to use Facebook (please comment on how to do Google+) and I hope you enjoy it.

Updates on my Vlog comming soon and I got a Eink paper, hope ill get it to work soon after my robot car with RaspiCamera.

Picture is of a Ledmatrix I got from BacoArmyGoods, and want to controll it from my arduino:


Xbox Alpha running

Last Updated on 15 April 2014 | Written by CodeAsm

Small update, recieved the USB card and its working :D

Pressed go, and its recoverying the dashboard on my Windows XP drive. Gone are all the iligal mp3 ;)

And an example file is run from the xdk dashboard

To see the dashboard: Borman released the recovery file I used.

And for those who search for some alpha or xbox related files:


Xbox Alpha build

Last Updated on 15 April 2014 | Written by CodeAsm

Xbox Alpha running

Building an Xbox Alpha pc is done before, and its not that hard after all.

You are only very limited in wich parts you can use. You need specific hardware and the software will only run with the correct setup and settings.
So ill just post wich parts I got with a few images allong (ill add more details later so you can try matching them againtst your parts)

There are cool projects going on to make a XBox run in an Qemu and Cxbx is already doing an awesome job emulating a few more games and applictation these days, even the Sega Chihiro Arcade system :D .

I builded my system because of, well,.. Because I can, and its a fun thing to build a pc with a specific purpose in mind :P

These parts are needed at a minimum to run in the 3251 Recovery disk.

Costs are inclusive shipping


  • Intel VC820 Motherboard (Ebay, Germany),(Euro 24)
  • 128Mb Ram (with terminator)I actualy got 2, 128mb and 2 terminators so 1 set for 5.75? ( sale, NL)(Euro 11,50)
  • CPU INTEL P3 SLOT 1 733MHz CPU SL3XN 133MHz 256KB 1.65V , (Ebay UK)(GBP 6,98 ~ Euro 8.50)
  • 64MB AGP Dell 3J562 nVidia Geforce3 NV20 DVI / VGA Graphics Card (Ebay UK)(GBP12.99 ~ Euro 15,81)
  • Some IDE and power cables, Powersuppply (free from leftover PC, 25 ?)
  • Screen, secondhand, free (25 euro and you have a nice flatscreen one secondhand)
  • Harddrive (SDK says minimal 20GB, IDE) 80Gb free harddrive (5 euro secondhand?)
Total cost: Euro 59,81(Excluding free parts) Total:  114,81 (With estimated prices for stuff I already got) (Calculation done in 5-3-2014)

Still to Arrive, 2 port USb card :

Belkin F5005 2-Port USB PCI Adapter Card with a OPTI 82C861 Chipset (Get a OPTO 82C861 card), £10,98(13.37 Euro)

And I realy like to have a Controller working (Hammerhead) or hack some files or xbox controller to be accepted. (saw one for 30 USD but US only)

Here is my combo wokring: (second run :P)


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