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4. Restore/Change/Update Plymouth After NVIDIA Drivers Installation (BIOS/UEFI Users)

Please let me know if it works or if you have some problems.

4.1 Create /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf file

Create /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf with content “options nvidia_drm modeset=1”

echo "options nvidia_drm modeset=1" >> /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf

4.2 Create /etc/dracut.conf.d/nvidia.conf file

Create /etc/dracut.conf.d/nvidia.conf file with following content, note you need white spaces inside add_drivers and install_items:

cat << EOF > /etc/dracut.conf.d/nvidia.conf
add_drivers+=" nvidia nvidia_modeset nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm "
install_items+=" /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf "
EOF

4.3 Modify /etc/default/grub file and update-grub2

Make sure you have ‘splash’ parameter on GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT

## Example ##
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau"

## Update grub config ##
update-grub2

4.4 Regenerate initramfs/initrd image(s)

## Current kernel ##
dracut -qf /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) $(uname -r)

## All kernels ##
dracut -qf

If you want use default theme, then just reboot:

reboot

If you want some other plymouth theme then continue reading.

4.5 Check available Plymouth themes

plymouth-set-default-theme -l
homeworld
details
futureprototype
homeworld
joy
lines
moonlight
softwaves
spacefun
text
tribar

## Also you can search available themes using following command ##
apt search '^plymouth'

4.6 Install Plymouth and some Plymouth theme, example moonlight

plymouth-set-default-theme moonlight

4.8 Regenerate initramfs/initrd image(s)

## Current kernel ##
dracut -qf /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) $(uname -r)

## All kernels ##
dracut -qf

4.9 Reboot and check, is it working as it should be

reboot

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