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I have configured my splash screen for plymouth - and it works perfectly. I've also configured the display manager (I'm using gdm). In between these two I get a very brief splash screen - a kind of swirl of multi-coloured ubuntu like colours. Where does this splash screen get set, and how do I change it?

Edit: Here is a video of my boot sequence, showing the screen in question:

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It might be useful to upload a picture of this screen/video of your boot sequence; I can't think of anything (off the top of my head) that matches your description – jackweirdy Jun 6 '13 at 16:24
Is it possible to take a screenshot at this point in the boot sequence?? – Matt Caswell Jun 7 '13 at 21:46
I meant with a camera :) – jackweirdy Jun 7 '13 at 21:50
Ha! LOL. Here is a video of my boot sequence: – Matt Caswell Jun 7 '13 at 23:05

I'm going out on a limb here.

If the problem that you're having with Plymouth has anything to do with proprietary ATI / Nvidia graphics drivers, try this script.

Also there are two Plymouth Managers that my help you

A GUI called Splashscreen Manager, and the other GUI is called Plymouth Manager

Note:Plymouth does not reliably work with nVidia drivers and during bootup a blank screen may result for several seconds.

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Thanks Mitch. However I don't think the splash screen is actually coming from plymouth itself. Plymouth is working fine (although I have historically had problems with nVidia drivers, this is no longer a problem for me). The screen is shown immediately after plymouth finishes, but before gdm starts. Take a look at the video I've added to the question to see what I mean. – Matt Caswell Jun 9 '13 at 8:43

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