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I have this problem with Plymouth, in wich it doesn't show up or, when it shows, with a awful resolution.

So, I wanted to uninstall Plymouth ( I found the package in Synaptics).

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, in dual-boot with Windows 7.

And I wanted to know:

  • What happens if I uninstall Plymouth?
  • Am I going to be able to boot to Ubuntu (and Windows 7)?
  • Is my boot going to be faster?
  • Can I reinstall it, if I want?
  • Is there a better way to uninstall it?
  • If I don't disable it before I unistall it, am I going to have trouble?

Thanks for your help!

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You don`t need too uninstall you can just disable it Try to do this in you terminal:

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Look for:


Change it too :


And update Grub(be very careful you can break your boot if power goes down or something goes wong):

sudo update-grub
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you can`t uninstall it. it does also things behind the scene like react on a file system or decryption error but if you want you can uninstall plymouth-label which does the graphical things of Plymouth – yorde May 13 '12 at 9:48
Thanks! It solved my problem. What happens is that the maximum resolution of my notebook screen is of 1366x768, but neither GRUB or Plymouth support it. I've already fixed GRUB with a resolution of 1024x768, but the same didn't work for Plymouth, wich just disappeared, or appeared with a strange resolution. Thanks! – Tesseract May 13 '12 at 14:17

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