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Each time I shut down my 11.04, I get a screen like the picture below before it actually turns off...

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Any idea why?

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Plymouth isn't loading the graphical boot – Uri Herrera Aug 10 '11 at 20:01
What is plymouth ? How do I make it do what it is suppose to do? – TuB Aug 10 '11 at 20:46
Plymouth displays a graphical boot splash (or text) when your OS is loading, What's your laptop model? this maybe related to your graphics driver not supporting your graphics card thus Plymouth shows as text,. – Uri Herrera Aug 11 '11 at 1:04
My laptop is a DELL Latitude D830. Actually, plymouth seems to do his job but only partially at shutdown. For a few sec I get Ubuntu logo with moving dots, then I get what you can see on the pic above and just before shutdown Ubuntu logo comes back... – TuB Aug 11 '11 at 12:01
This question is similar to… – N.N. Aug 12 '11 at 7:31

Uri Herrera is correct - Plymouth is not loading correctly most likely due to changes in your config by the graphics driver if you have recently updated it.

A good explanation of what Plymouth is and what it does can be found here

If you would like to try to fix it you can install Super Boot Manager, this link to an OMGUbuntu article should give you all the info you need, you can install via PPA - remember when making system changes with any software you do so at your own risk so back up first!!

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Thank you for your reply. Actually, I never updated my graphics driver (it worked out of the box). I'll try the fix you suggest. – TuB Aug 14 '11 at 10:24
I just updated to 11.10. Same problem here. Ubuntu showing what's underneath at shutdown... No solution so far... – TuB Oct 16 '11 at 19:49

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