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When I boot my MBP 2010 15 inch i go to the purple screen to choose the OS to load (in my case windows, Mac, Ubuntu). When I click Ubuntu it goes to a terminal like screen and says some technical computer jargon. And then Ubuntu boots.But I thought there was supposed to be a cool Ubuntu loading screen that was animated. How do I get the normal Ubuntu loading screen to boot? and is it possible to make a custom loading screen for Ubuntu?

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In some cases you might not see the animation, just the purple screen, because it would to take longer to load the neccessary components to display the animation than to just get the system booted. That's my experience, but resuming from S5/hibernation gives me the animation. – LiveWireBT Feb 17 '14 at 8:23
Thanks, I think i'll just not use it then if it makes it slower. – rajlego Feb 17 '14 at 12:50
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sudo apt-get install v86d
gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub

search for-GRUB_GFXMODE= below this you need to type: GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=yourresolutionhere

echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
sudo update-grub2
sudo update-initramfs -u
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See also: – LiveWireBT Feb 17 '14 at 8:15
I've got a problem. I've tried all this but when Ubuntu loads the booting screen is just black. im using UBuntu 13.10 – rajlego Mar 2 '14 at 0:06

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