Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Well, I messed up everything and was forced to remove and re-install the system. Everything is fixed now, but for the sake of knowledge, I want to know what this error means exactly. It shows up after booting Ubuntu (instead of the Plymouth boot screen). How it can be fixed?

parser error: error opening file /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.script

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

The graphical boot only occurs if you pass the splash boot option for the kernel. Did you remember to include that option when configuring the new boot loader?

The default Ubuntu configuration also uses the quiet boot option to suppress informational messages during boot. If you want things to be as close to the standard boot sequence as possible, make sure you are including it too.

share|improve this answer
I've followed the instructions in… , and did exactly the same. But I remember that a screen showed up when I installed burg , but I didn't know what to do. – Binarylife May 5 '11 at 8:17
So does your Burg configuration file include the quiet splash arguments for the configured kernel you're booting? The configuration file you're looking for will probably be somewhere under /boot rather than /etc. – James Henstridge May 6 '11 at 4:06
In /boot/grub , I found grub.cfg In /boot/burg , I found burg.cfg What to do now ? – Binarylife May 6 '11 at 15:07
@binarylife Put all this new information in your question, that way it gets a bump and we know right up front as you try to debug your problem, otherwise it gets buried in the comments! – Jorge Castro May 6 '11 at 17:34
@Jorge Castro going to , I've lost plymouth at all – Binarylife May 6 '11 at 17:54

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.