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My Ubuntu looks as being stuck at the purple screen with Ubuntu logo.

How can I find what is the cause?

When I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it will revive it and reboot, switching for a very short time to a console log before doing it.

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press Esc in purple screen to view log – Web-E Apr 5 '12 at 17:55
make it an answer :) – sorin Apr 5 '12 at 18:13
@Web-E How can I disable the splash, so I can see the log by default? – sorin Apr 5 '12 at 18:48
There is no such thing as 11.00; there is 11.04, and 11.10. – psusi Apr 5 '12 at 19:24
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Press Esc to view the log.

Disable spalsh by using following command

sudo mv /etc/init/plymouth.conf /etc/init/plymouth.conf.disabled

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