Virtual Console Setup - Extended Boot Up Time Delay

Hey Garuda Team,

Thanks for stumbling across onto this topic and I’d just like to say in advance that there is no rush what so ever in getting this issue resolved for me as I’ve seen this topic bounce around a few times on this forum but I can’t for the life of me pin point the exact solution to it as it seems that everyone else’s experience with this issue is different to mine and some users on here are fed up with this topic re-occurring on the forum so that’s why I thought I’d mention first a foremost that if you’re a pro at this OS and there’s something better you’d rather be doing then addressing this issue (again) then please feel free to move on and possibly return to it when you have the time.
Totally understand that we’re all volunteers here so the last thing I want to do is sound demanding.
You can consider me to be a pretty fresh noob when it comes to Linux Computer Science of things as I’ve been a physical network tech for just over a decade and a bit and am now looking to learn the logical side of things and so far I love this OS.

Problematic message during boot after the GRUB menu :

[FAILED] Virtual Console Setup

What annoys me about it :

My Desktop PC will keep rebooting, like 3-4 times until its “accepted that there is an error upon boot” and then eventually moves on with its life and displays the Garuda dr460nized login page for me to then finally be able to use my PC.
This whole back and forth exchange from the moment I power my computer on to the point that it gets to the login page can sometimes take up to 3-5 minutes and that’s the main thing that annoys me because it’ll reach that “[FAILED]” message screen, think about it for what seems to be a life time to then finally auto reboot until it somehow chooses to ignore it after the 3rd or 4th boot and finally get to the login screen.

Desired Solution :

I don’t care if the message still appears upon boot as I know it’s a feature that can be useful to setup but for now I would just would like it to “rip off the band-aid” if you will and get to the login screen straight off the bat.
Would anyone be able to assist me with this?

Kernel: 6.6.10-zen1-1-zen
arch: x86_64
bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc
available: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma
v: 5.27.10
tk: Qt v: 5.15.12
wm: kwin_x11
vt: 2
dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux
base: Arch Linux

If you need more of the “garuda-inxi” output or any other command stuff that you’d like me to present then I’d happily provide within due course.

Cheers! :smiley:

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I assume you chose your avatar unconsciously, is it here on the forum in my avatar thread?
Please don’t use avatars of team members to avoid confusion :smiley:


Hey SGS,

Thanks for your prompt reply!

Yes, I did just unconsciously choose that avatar and I just screenshot snipped it from my Konsole Terminal and then uploaded it.

I’ve changed it now to the penguin :smiley: !
Hopefully no one has this one lol.

As for this issue, I’ve posted - the penny finally dropped from one of the old topics on this forum that I found and I’ve fixed my PC now.
It boots fairly fast now and doesn’t mention anything about a “Virtual Console Setup”.

Just in case anyone else has had this problem, all I did to fix was:

sudo nano /etc/vconsole.conf

Then change the KEYMAP to:

KEYMAP=us (Mine was au)

Then follow up with a:

sudo dracut-rebuild

Then finally,

sudo reboot

All good in the hood now! Cheers awesome people. :beers:


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