Text boot : Getting rid of bootsplash/Plymouth in Manjaro or Arch Linux

I like seeing my kernel spewing messages on my terminal when I boot my PC. I like the transparency, the openness. Having kernel messages visible can also help in understanding certain boot issues.

This is how to get a completely GUI free/bootsplash free/plymouth free, fully terminal or text based boot process on Manjaro/Arch Linux:

Open** /etc/default/grub:**

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

nano is the editor I chose. Other editors can be used provided they are opened with root privileges.

The **/etc/default/grub **file has many lines but only the below one is to be modified to attain our objective:


The above line needs to be transformed to the following:


We are not done yet. Do the following:

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Now reboot and rejoice!

The terminal resolution might be a bit of a concern for those with an eye for details. If that is the case, find the following lines in ** /etc/default/grub**:

The resolution used on graphical terminal # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo' GRUB_GFXMODE=480x480

Change the value of **GRUB_GFXMODE **to the resolution of your liking:



Further Research:

Kernel parameters