# Add a Boot-Splash to your Arch Linux system

If you prefer to have a boot-splash when you fire up your computer or laptop this can help you.

First install this program and the theme:

sudo pacman -S --noconfirm --needed bootsplash-systemd
sudo pacman -S --noconfirm --needed bootsplash-theme-arch

Here is a list of themes that can be install:

  1. bootsplash-theme-manjaro
  2. bootsplash-theme-amd
  3. bootsplash-theme-gnome
  4. bootsplash-theme-illyria
  5. bootsplash-theme-kde
  6. bootsplash-theme-xfce

When the installation is done, follow the steps below:

Edit whit sudo privilege:

sudo micro /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

Search for MODULES=(…) and HOOKS=(…) and change them with this options, save it and close the config file when you done.

If you are using Intel systems, it should look like this

MODULES=(intel_agp i915)"

Add at the end of the line don’t remove nothing for that line

HOOKS=(... bootsplash-arch)

Edit with sudo privilege:

sudo micro /etc/default/grub

Add bootsplash.bootfile=bootsplash-themes/arch/bootsplash like the line below, and delete quite if exist in the line and don’t delete nothing else.

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="bootsplash.bootfile=bootsplash-themes/arch/bootsplash udev.log-priority=3

Now run this commands to update the changes that were made:

sudo mkinitcpio -P
sudo update-grub

When everything is update reboot you computer

sudo reboot



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