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I'd like to change the background color of the purple plymouth bootsplash to another color, how can i do this?

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askubuntu.com/questions/16845/… answers most of this. –  Oli Jan 10 '11 at 0:00

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It's pretty easy.

Open the file /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.script with an editor and change the following 2 lines that can be found to something like this

Window.SetBackgroundTopColor (0.0, 0.00, 0.0);     # Nice colour on top of the screen fading to
Window.SetBackgroundBottomColor (0.0, 0.00, 0.0);  # an equally nice colour on the bottom

save the file and run the following command.

sudo update-initramfs -u

The background of the boot splash should now be black instead of purple.

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awesome.. thank you. –  tamale Nov 22 '11 at 17:02

ahhh heck, if you prefer to use a GUI then go with the plymouth manager app. It should be pretty strait forward and it lets you make a custom theme or pick one of the ones offered. http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/11/plymouth-manager-lets-you-change-boot-theme-resolution-in-ubuntu/

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