Questions about Plymouth, the software which is responsible for the graphical bootsplash screen

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Ubuntu installation freezes at splash screen

I've decided to try out ubuntu, and tried to install the one available at ubuntu.com (Ubuntu 14.04.3). However when I boot it, I select Install and it just hangs at the splash screen. I tried looking ...
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Restoring a splash screen [on hold]

I tried to get a splash screen for ubuntu 15.04 but instead dose not show any splash screen and I dont know how to get it back
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The splash shows for a few seconds, then the screen goes black and only the animated dots show before the screen goes black again?

I followed the instructions in the previous question How to fix splash screen in all Ubuntu releases! but then I experienced the same issues http://askubuntu.com/users/205356/nolt did. The splash ...
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Cannot see Boot Screen on Ubuntu 15.04 running on Virtualbox

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. Inside that, On virtualbox i have installed another ubuntu 15.04. I see the ubuntu logo during the boot on the host but on the guest I see the message ACPI ...
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Ubuntu image before Plymouth

i've installed gnome in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was ok, until i restarted my pc and saw that there was a gray screen before gnome plymouth. I restored ubuntu's default plymouth and removed gnome's ...
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Difficulties customising Grub2 in Ubuntu 15.04

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 and the usual run of configuring wireless drivers, I went to remove the ugly purple background from the grub menu (I am dual booting with Windows) and add my own ...
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Update errors Ubuntu 14.04

For a while after using the update manager, each time I get a message saying "the installation or removal of a software package failed." When using a lot of apt-get commands I also get an error ...
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Ubuntu logo flickering on shut down - Ubuntu 15.04 XPS 13

I have a laptop with a QHD+ screen (XPS 13 2015 9343) with Ubuntu 15.04 and kernel 4.1.3. When I shut down the Ubuntu logo go to the top of the screen, the left of the screen then back to center. I ...
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Can't get plymouth watch-keystroke working on 15.04 with graphical splash

I need to run a lengthy process (let's say updates or backups) during system shutdown. Since they take a while and a user may be in a hurry, I want to give them the option of aborting the operation. ...
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make boot sequence truly silent (Ubuntu 14.04)

So, on Ubuntu 14.04 using generic kernel, even though kernel parameters include "silent" option, on most boots the open source brcmsmac driver spews log data that makes boot sequence exit the splash ...
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Is there such thing as a plymouth IDE?

I have googled and have scoured the internet attempting to find a plymouth script IDE which would allow me to see a sample window which update itself with code changes. Similar to Apple's XCode ...
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Setting a custom splash screen using blackbox on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with blackbox as the window manager. I would like to set a custom splash screen, but I have no idea where to start.
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Ubuntu boot splash screen lost

İ have installed Ubuntu 14.04.And boot splash screen is missing.There is only black screen after Grub and it opens Ubuntu directly.What can I do?
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Can't open file to disable splash screen

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04 32 bit if that means anything. It's a fresh install. I'm trying to disable the splash screen. (There actually doesn't seem to be any. It's a black screen from boot until I get to ...
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Plymouth splash screen does not display on shutdown Ubuntu 14.04

On shutdown the Plymouth splash screen does not display correctly. I can see the animated dots in the middle of the screen, however no image in the background only text. Everything in fine on start ...
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Animating images in Plymouth

I'm trying to animate an image for a custom plymouth boot theme. I can get the object to move by pixel increments, but it does not update fast enough to be smooth. I don't quite understand the trick ...
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Xorg and issues

Today I've tried to install the SixAxis controller using the official wiki page. It succeeded until I removed the harddrive and this happened ...
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Plymouth script with LUKS Encryption

ive been hacking round with Plymouth themes on my Ubuntu 12.04 install and have noticed some strange behavior that I can't seem to explain (or solve) Note. I have two drives - both are encrypted with ...
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Ubuntu taking long to shutdown

I use Ubuntu 15.04, I have a SSD drive also. Very recently onwards the ubuntu is taking long to shut down nearly 1:30 minutes. I checked the shutdown log messages and I get the follow message. A ...
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How to fix the issue with proprietary nvidia driver and plymouth on trusty 14.04?

I have encountered the following problem: The xorg-server seems to be slow and crashing after a while on my nvidia quadro fx 4000. Screen freezes but becomes available again, when i make a screenshot ...
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Ubuntu is 'Waiting up to 60 more seconds for network configuration…' on boot [duplicate]

On boot, after I enter my full disk encryption password, I see Ubuntu display the following message (I believe that's a package called Plymouth): Waiting for network configuration... then ...
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Ubuntu booting screen missing in 15.04 desktop

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 using Unetbootin. (dual boot with windows 7). But on booting Ubuntu I get a pink screen (same color as grub default background) which changes to black after a few seconds ...
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Screen flickering during boot

Everytime I boot a purple screen appears followed by heavy white flickering for 1 sec, then the screen goes black till the login screen comes up. The ubuntu logo with dots never show up. Once booted ...
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Black screen after boot in Ubuntu 15.04 (x86_64), Intel HD5500 (i915 driver) [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked so many times (since 2011 from what I found out), but none of the responses seem to resolve the issue in my laptop, so apologies for the repetition. I tried ...
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Plymouth on 15.04 in VMware

Anyone know how to get plymouth to work properly on 15.04? Can't get it working, here's what happens: http://www.mobypicture.com/user/cmdshft/view/18056762 I have looked all over and cannot get it to ...
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How can I change boot splash theme, in Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

I would like to alter the splash in Ubuntu 15.04, 64 bit.
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Plymouth boot screen, boot messages on a background

I have set a custom background for my Grub screen, my Plymouth splash and my MDM greeter. I use the same image for all three backgrounds and it looks pretty good so far. What I would like to do now ...
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15.04 upgrade problems

So, I just upgraded to Kubuntu 15.04, and it completely screwed over my system settings. My old icons are gone, my folder viewer was gone, and my old mouse icons were gone. My splash screen also ...
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Customize splash screen on live CD. || Initrd.lz problem

I try to customize splash screen on live CD session LUBUNTU 14.04. According to this solution, i need to edit initrd.lz file and replace with my own plymouth theme. So.. # cd extract-cd/casper # ...
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Stuck on splash screen on boot, can't type into tty terminal

After some upgrades (I believe it was for Ubuntu 12.04, wasn't me that ran the upgrade), the boot process became stuck on the splash screen (purple, dots moving along). Presuming the desktop manager ...
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Plymouth Interrupted during boot

I have installed a plymouth theme on my machine (Ubuntu Gnome 15.04) and before an update to systemd, everything worked. Now even with the kernel parameters as such: quiet loglevel=3 ...
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How to make an animated plymouth theme and apply it?

I know how to customize the default plymouth theme and also I know how to install other custom theme I could download from gnome-art and some websites. But I don't know how to make my own theme which ...
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What makes plymouth not shown at shu-tdown but only at boot-up?

It's very strange. How can I force plymouth shown in the 1024x768 resolution at shut-down because it looks like in my case the plymouth at shut-down uses some unknown resolution or frame buffer which ...
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No shutdown splash screen on Ubuntu with new Nvidia card and D-sub monitor

I use Nvidia driver 346 and I have followed the instructions of this link How to fix splash screen in all Ubuntu releases! But I've only managed to show the boot splash screen but not the shutdown's ...
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My Ubuntu splash scree wont show when booting

When I boot into Ubuntu 14.10 it shows a black screen with two lines of terminal for like a half second then goes to a black screen and stays there until my log on screen shows (about ten to twelve ...
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Getting Ubuntu's default splash screen back after KDE installation & removal

I know questions similar to this one, such as this or this, have been asked and solved. However, I tried their answers and none of them worked. As one of the askers of the questions did, I also tried ...
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keep looping for searching for HP virtual keyboard during kernel bootstrap but this USB device is always disconnected

During os/kernel bootstraps, there are some errors on init and then keep looping for searching for HP virtual keyboard devices. Any hints or suggestions on how to debug or resolve this error? Please ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 won't start with Windows 8 hibernating

I've been trying to start my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 when my Windows is in hibernation mode but it never starts. I receive two kinds of error, sometimes Ubuntu says: SpamAssassim Mail Filter Daemon: ...
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Stuck at splash screen when changing to GDM

After considering it for a while, I finally decided to install GNOME onto my Ubuntu 14.04 system to give it a play and see if I it was worth switching to Ubuntu GNOME. Everything seems to be fine ...
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Since last update: Splash broken

fellow Ubuntu Community! I am facing an issue with the splash-bootup screen on my notebook. Since one of the last updates, the splash screen is no longer showing the Ubuntu-logo and the glowing dots, ...
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Fading in&out plymouth theme

I want to make a plymouth theme, like this http://jsfiddle.net/dH6LS/ with fading out color but: Instead of just begin a select background color my picture should have the fadein&out colors so ...
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How to install “plymouth-greeter”?

I'm bored my plymouth, and i would like to change this. I found on the internet nice script. https://launchpad.net/plymouth-greeter When I try install this i can't but it is rly old. I use Ubuntu ...
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Black screen after plymouth at ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Recently my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stopped going further than plymouth. It goes like this: Process BIOS process grub menu ( I choose 1st option called Ubuntu) black screen for couple of seconds plymouth ...
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How do I get gksu nautilus to work so I can access my encrypted hardrive from a live usb?

So I running Ubuntu on my computer, I downloaded a load of stuff, turned it off and now when I turn it on it gets stuck on the splash screen. I've make a live USB running Ubuntu to try and get my ...
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Restoring the bootloader and login screen of Vanilla Ubuntu after installing Ubuntu Studio

I have looked at many similar questions for a while, but I've been so far unsuccessful. I have recently installed Ubuntu Studio after installing Vanilla Ubuntu 14.04, and I am quite new to Ubuntu, ...
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full disk encryption interface on boot

Is there a way to customize the full disk encryption interface on boot? I want a different background or a blank screen showing instead of this:
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Error in sudo apt-get remove -f

I have installed kernel 3.18.2 with Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04.1: john@john-G31M-S2C:~$ sudo apt-get remove -f [sudo] password for john: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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cannot start system because of plymouthd error

I was using UBUNTU 12.04, and I tried updating it. Since then whenever I startup I get an error - "Plymouth: could not start splash: can not access a needed shared library." After showing this error ...
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Show custom message after booting process finishes and displays boot log instead of Ubuntu logo

I want to remove boot up logo and to show booting process instead of Ubuntu logo. This can be done by: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Then look for the line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet ...
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Activating graphical boot after “server” install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 server on a box and then turned that box into a normal desktop installation with the installation of packages like ubuntu-desktop. Everything is working fine except the boot ...