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?
the boot splash is handled by Plymouth, any Plymouth theme should work.
To install a Plymouth theme, you can do this:
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;