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I'd like to be able to replace the Xubuntu 11.10 splash screen that I see on boot with another splash screen that does not have an indicator meter of progress. Is this possible?

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the boot splash is handled by Plymouth, any Plymouth theme should work.

To install a Plymouth theme, you can do this:

sudo update-alternatives --install /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /lib/plymouth/themes/mytheme/mytheme.plymouth 100
sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
sudo update-initramfs -u
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does this work for ubuntu 11.10?? – Newbi Nov 23 '11 at 19:24

If you simply want to disable the Xubuntu splash screen on startup and when shutting down, I found the following working for me in Xubuntu 11.10;

  1. open Thunar (your file manager) as administrator;
    • Open a terminal screen
    • There type "sudo thunar" (and press enter)
  2. With the Thunar as root 'as root' now open,
    • Navigate to /lib/plymouth/themes
    • Select and cut the two files default.playmouth and text.playmounth
    • Paste them somewhere in a backup directory, e.g. /lib/plymouth/themes/backup


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