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I wanted to know if it is possible to disable the splashscreen at boot. The one where is says Ubuntu and it has the orange dots moving. I want to remove that and be able to see the commands like what you can see when it shuts down like stopping devices and stuff. Anyway this is is possible? Thanks!

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Edit grub, paste this at a terminal: gksu gedit /etc/default/grub

Look for the line

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

and change it to

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""

save.

Then at terminal paste this: sudo update-grub

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Thanks for the help! Works just fine. –  user49191 May 2 '12 at 1:24
    
# Wellcome :-) # –  desgua May 2 '12 at 1:48
    
Thnx - saved 5s on boot. –  Praveen Sripati May 24 '12 at 4:21

I've been working on this exact problem all day...
Ubuntu Server 12.04.03 LTS amd64 on a dual NIC, dual core Intel Atom with the N2000 graphics chipset. Had to blacklist the gma500_gfx driver to get video at all, and then on to seeing the boot up...

Editing the kernel parameters in /etc/default/grub to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""
did not work for me. The splash screen went away but the screen stayed blank.

Adding this to /etc/default/grub worked for me:
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text

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