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Every time my laptop boots, I am greeted by several "Ubuntu 13.10 has experienced an internal error" dialogs once the graphical desktop environment (whatever it's called) is displayed. Apparently the problem originates from plymouthd, which is (unsurprisingly) the daemon of the Plymouth boot splash application.

Has anyone ever found a fix for this type of issue?

(I would provide log excerpts but I'm not sure where to find them.)

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, BuZZ-dEE, Amith KK, psusi, Eric Carvalho Mar 4 '14 at 0:18

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How is this a duplicate??? – GOTO 0 Mar 23 '14 at 23:45
I agree, this is not a duplicate... – Serpentine Cougar Aug 19 '15 at 2:12
I would expect a duplicate accusation would go accompanied with a link to the duplicate to avoid any discussion – Jakke Dec 12 '15 at 2:37
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I have experienced the same error when I first installed Ubuntu 13.10 on the toshiba harman/kardon this week.

The error is solved with the fallowing steps (It totally fixed the error for me). Open a Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type:

sudo bash # Change to root
# Enter password
chown -R user:user /lib/plymouth

Then all the permission issues are solved and the error is gone in the next boot.

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Is 'user:user' supposed to my my user name? Or ...? As it stands the answer does not make sense to me. Thanks. – Art Swri Jul 18 '14 at 14:44
This solution doesn't look very clean. What to do if the computer is multi-user? – bli Aug 18 '14 at 16:36
Possible solution : sudo chmod 755 -R /lib/plymouth – Marko Feb 20 '15 at 21:26
It didn't actually worked for my multi-user system. I removed plymouth. To do that, open /etc/default/grub as root, and change line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quite splash", to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="verbose " – Marko Feb 20 '15 at 22:20
I used chown -R <myusername>:<myusername> /lib/plymouth. It worked for me. – BlueBird Feb 24 '15 at 5:33

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