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I upgraded to 11.10, and now I notice that when I shut down, I get a weird "bizcom" logo with a backwards copyright symbol:


At first this made me think I had installed some dubious hacked package, but I haven't found any. Then I thought it might be related to my newish Asus monitor, and something the upgrade triggered so that it goes into its own shutdown mode. This doesn't seem to be the case either (even though Ubuntu now identifies the monitor by OEM name that's new to me, "Ancor Communications".). Where is this "bizcom" image coming from, and how do I get rid of it?

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It turns out that this is related to a Plymouth theme, and I was able to revert it, though I'd like to know the history of this "bizcom" thing.

In the past, I changed plymouth themes, and I'm guessing there must have been a configuration fallback with the upgrade that gave me the "bizcom" image.

The image is part of the "glow" theme. (I discovered this through a combination of Google searches and manually going through plymouth image directories with 'Eye of Gnome'). The "throbber" images, e.g., /lib/plymouth/themes/glow/throbber-19.png match the image I was seeing.

I followed the suggestion from this question, How do I change the plymouth bootscreen? , and ran sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

I changed the theme to /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth and the strange bizcom logo disappeared, and I have the expected Ubuntu branding back.

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