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

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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 ...
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I want to kill off my splash screen [duplicate]

Previous title: Lubuntu splash screen problem bc of Nvidia driver. I'm new to linux and getting under the hood of computers in general. I'm doing my research but it'll take awhile for me to gain a ...
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How to show boot messages in 14.10?

I am trying to show the boot messages but all I get is an almost black screen until I see the login manager. I removed quiet and splash I removed quiet and splash and added noplymouth I removed ...
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Ubuntu Splash Screen Background

I am not new to Ubuntu or anything, but I am just wanting to dabble a little deeper into Ubuntu's Inner workings. I was wondering if somebody could tell me how I can set a picture as Ubuntu's Splash ...
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Strange screen on bootup

I am having this screen to show briefly on startup every time I start Ubuntu. When Ubuntu loads I have no problems to work with it. Sometimes something similar shows on shut down but sometimes it ...
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Black screen when booting normally

My system Laptop: Acer aspire 8930G OS: Freshly installed Ubuntu 14.10 (64 bit) Memory: 4 GB Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53 GHz x 2 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT / pre-installed ...
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How to Customize the Default Plymouth Theme in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've tried a lot to change my plymouth loading image! I need to write my name in the place of Ubuntu!
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Fixing boot animation for 14.04

So I have a clean install of 14.04 lts, and I've installed my nvidia proprietary driver. The boot animation now is just white text on a pink screen and . . . . (4 dots), I don't know why this changed. ...
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Ubuntu freezes at splash screen (plymouth) after gpu install

I have just installed my new Nvidia GTX 760 and even with the proper (proprietary) drivers installed Ubuntu freezes at the splash screen. If I take out the GPU it's fine. And when I put it in but don'...
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Ubuntu 14.10 system startup is less verbose

Booting Trusty Tahr without splash screen produced lots of Starting <service name here>... messages, which I actually liked, as I could track the booting process. With Utopic Unicorn, I get ...
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Plymouth not launching on startup?

So I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10. Steam started having the "GLX context does not support direct rendering" issue, so I decided to go into Software & Updates to switch my graphics driver to ...
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Text Ubuntu logo on boot

I recently updated my graphics card and drivers on my machine, however, after the successful upgrade, I found that the traditional Ubuntu logo had been replaced with a text logo in a console-like ...
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How to fix plymouth to it's default

So today the new Ubuntu release came out. I uninstalled my Nvidia drivers, made the upgrade and then installed the latest Nvidia blob from Xorg edgers. Before the upgrade, my boot and shutdown splash ...
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How can I disable both the boot splash and messages during boot?

Any answers which I have read so far on how to disable the boot splash work by enabling text messages. However I'd like to have a completely black screen until the login screen. Is it possible to ...
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selinuxfs and plymouth-upstart-bridge , error logs on ubuntu 14.04 (embedded)

I'm bringing up ubuntu 14.04 on beagleboard-xm from RCN's site . But on booting I see a set of logs , want to know what is it and how can i fix/disable this? I'm totally confused, please help Mount ...
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Stuck at splash-screen after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. Everything went well until the reboot, and I'm currently stuck at splash-screen without having access to the login screen. I own a asus 1015pn. If I press esc during ...
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Ubuntu wouldn't start after installing updates, but then after a few restarts, its starting again

I'm not sure what precise subject\title should I put for this question because it must be descriptive and short in the same time while the subject is full of details. Today in the morning I installed ...
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Add Splash Screen

I want to get some splash screens of my own. I am installing them from http://www.gnome-look.org/ I have no idea how to add them to the menu so that I can set it as a splash screen. I just know ...
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ubuntu 14.04 hangs during shutdown. Sticks on plymouth splash screen, only responds to forced shutdown

As of a few days ago Ubuntu will no longer shutdown or reboot. It hangs on the plymoputh splash screen with the dots ticking along. If I press one of the F keys at the start of the shutdown the only ...
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Ubuntu update caused system to freeze on boot at purple screen. Recovery mode fails and brings up BusyBox

I've searched through existing questions, but nothing addresses my problem. My system running Ubuntu 14.04 went through a partial-update a few days ago. Ever since, my system will not boot. It ...
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Install Ubuntu flavors in Ubuntu 14.04 without changing the startup/login screens?

I recently installed the community's customized Linux desktops on another machine, such as KDE and LXDE, but I also noticed my boot-up screen and startup screen changed. Is there any way I can ...
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Change plymouth screen resoltion?

Is it possible to change the screen resolution for plymouth? I'd like to change it to 1920x1080, because it is a pretty small resolution by now (about 360p) and the plymouth-theme-solar doesn't look ...
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How Can I Suppress “Load Fallback Graphics Devices” and “Plymouth Upstart Bridge” Messages During Ubuntu Server 14.04 Boot-Up?

When booting Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, I see messages such as: * Starting load fallback graphics devices [FAIL] and init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process terminated with status 1 and init: ...
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iPlymouth Broke GRUB

I followed the steps in this thread: What happens if I disable and unistall Plymouth? Now GRUB is broken. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.4 without a GUI and when my server boots now, I get a screen showing ...
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Replace Black screen/kernel text compiling with image

Does anyone know of a method or program that allows you no display an image instead of the black screen/compiling text that is normally displayed while booting? Thanks
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Securing shared memory in Ubuntu (Linode VPS) renders it useless. Doesn't boot up [duplicate]

Everytime I setup a new VPS, I secure shared memory by adding the following to /etc/fstab: tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,noexec,nosuid 0 0 Which works as expected on every host, ...
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Plymouth script update and 'initramfs –u' quadrupled fsck time

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix. I updated my Plymouth script for my splash screens and ran initramfs -u to use the new Plymouth script. After doing this my fsck time at bootup went from ...
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Not seeing Plymouth graphical boot-up screen until end of boot process

After reverting back from BURG to GNU GRUB2, I noticed that the purple Plymouth loading screen wasn't appearing until the very end of the boot-up process, when it flashed up for about a second. ...
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How to disable framebuffer in initramfs?

While using plymouth, I have late splash and tried to fix it, I googled and got lots of suggestions on doing this: vi /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash and add: FRAMEBUFFER=y and update-...
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How can I restore my Unity after removing KDE?

Eliah Kagan's answer to how to remove KDE here (How to remove all traces of KDE installed) is a great first step in removing KDE from a Ubunutu, but I still have remnants of KDE that were not removed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Splash

I want to change my Ubuntu Splash screen image or theme, when searching in Google, I find some tutorial to change splash. First one is splash screen inside this folder (/lib/plymouth/), I can find it ...
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Slow boot Ubuntu 14.04

A few months ago I changed on my Lenovo Q180 HTPC from Windows to Ubuntu (only Ubuntu installation, without dual boot). Now, after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I am noticing a slowdown on boot. ...
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14.04 PXE slow boot process (udev/upstart/systemd)

I've been using a diskless installation of Ubuntu for our department up until Ubuntu 13.04, without any major issues so far. However, with 14.04, something weird is happening in the boot process (...
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Reset post grub splash screen with default

I installed ubuntu-gnome but was not a least bit impressed so decided to revert back to Unity. However post grub (after selecting Ubuntu) there is a gnome splash screen. How to I revert back to the ...
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Ubuntu Server: Boot Messages on terminal 7 (video) Why?

I use only text terminals in ubuntu server. Especially at boot time :) I've turned off plymouth splash screen and I get boot messages on terminal 1. But after couple of messages, active terminal is ...
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How do I fix ugly boot screen glitch in Ubuntu 12.04

Normally, the boot screen should says 'ubuntu' with five orange dots below it, but in my pc, they suddenly turn into this: Glitched boot screen image Glitched boot screen 8 seconds video Here ...
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Can't login after reset of password in recover mode

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : I lost my password but found a way to reset it in this forum. After restart I was not able to login and got a short black screen with some text. I recorded a video of the black ...
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How to change plymouth in ubuntu 13.10

I installed ubuntu 13.10 and I want to change the plymouth. I tried using these commands but it did not work sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mefrio-g/plymouthmanager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Computer will not turn off properly

I have Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 x86 on my old ~2007 iMac. It is not dual booting and it runs an intel processor. It has 2 GB of RAM. My issue is that after I push the "Shutdown" button from the user menu ...
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Can a GIF be used as the Ubuntu Splash Screen instead of the boring purple one?

I'm using Ubuntu Builder and I really want to change the splash screen. It's my first time using Ubuntu Builder, and most of the work is being done offline (limited access...). By following the ...
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Ubuntu splash screen not showing at boot

When I boot my MBP 2010 15 inch i go to the purple screen to choose the OS to load (in my case windows, Mac, Ubuntu). When I click Ubuntu it goes to a terminal like screen and says some technical ...
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Purple color of Boot splash screen not changing

I am trying to change the Boot purple screen to black so I searched to find this. I followed the last answer (by heisenberg) saying: If you don't like the purple screen when you first turn on the ...
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Why is plymouthd crashing on startup? [duplicate]

Every time my laptop boots, I am greeted by several "Ubuntu 13.10 has experienced an internal error" dialogs once the graphical desktop environment (whatever it's called) is displayed. Apparently the ...
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Splash screen with rEFInd on a MacBook Pro 8.1

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on my MacBook Pro with rEFIind. The dual boot with OS X works perfectly, Ubuntu works perfectly too but the ubuntu splash screen never displays, only the text startup. ...
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How to remove Debian screen at system start?

I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS on my Lenovo S205 laptop. Five days back, I was trying to install "mailutils" and "sendmail" for learning purpose. Since I installed this, I get a Debian screen when I start my ...
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After changes plymouth theme ubuntu dont boot

After I changed plymouth theme i cant boot up my pc. plymout show but after few second screen go off. I tried pres CTRL + ALT + 1 and CTRL + ALT + 7 but after that screen turn on but i can see only ...
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GRUB doesn't render correctly in 1920x1080

I have put those lines into /etc/default/grub: GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1080x32 GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1920x1080x32 (of course, update-grub was done after that) However, GRUB doesn't look right - it has ...
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Configuring splash screen to fully cover the boot

I'm trying to set the splash screens for the whole boot, from the selection in grub until DE fully loads. My DE is xfce 4.10, running xubuntu 13.10. Now, I have the default plymounth xubuntu theme, ...