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

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How can I restore my boot screen in ubuntu 12.04?

I installed Kubuntu on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation... big mistake! It has now changed my boot screen (boot prior to lightdm login screen) How can I restore this back to Ubuntu login? Nvidia ...
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Strange messages at boot and no plymouth

After reinstalling ubuntu a couple of days ago (dont ask), ive been getting strange messages at boot up, and i dont seem to have the plymouth boot splash screen thing (whatever the one with the ubuntu ...
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Fixing a splash screen that looks like a barcode

My splash screen looks like a bar-code. I've tried the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD, and with it I don't get any errors except the screen resolution. Yet, after installing Ubuntu my splash screen looks ...
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After installing the proprietary NVIDIA driver, my boot splash is very large and stretched. Any fix?

I know there have been solutions for previous versions of Ubuntu, but what is the best way to go about it now? As an aside, if I have it disabled the splash is fine, but before the login manager ...
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When I boot up the computer normally, gdm won't work

My laptop was working perfectly, but suddenly today I turned it on and after GRUB, the Plymouth splash flashed and then the screen went black with a blinking cursor. After blinking like 6 times, the ...
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How can I make Linux behave better when EDID is unavailable?

I'm using Mythbuntu 12.04 with a TV which only provides EDID information when it is turned on. Since the computer will be used for recording video via MythTV, I don't want to always have the TV on ...
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How to Roll Back to Original Plymouth Splash

The title says it all. It's a bit of an eyesore with propriety NVIDIA drivers, so I tried here. I'm pretty sure I reversed all settings, when it did not work for me. But now: sudo ...
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startup/shutdown screen / grub changed after installing xfce

I installed 12.04 right after release. Yesterday I tried Xfce4. First I tried to install it using apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-goodies This worked, except I didn't get Xubuntu theming. So I ...
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Grub 2 splash screen isn't showing in hidden mode until I press a key

Using Lucid, in the form of Turnkey Core. I'm setting up Grub to boot into Windows by default, with an option to boot into Ubuntu as a recovery mode, with a script to restore a default image to the ...
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What is the 'bizcom' logo that's appeared following my upgrade?

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, ...
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How to properly reset all grub/boot settings?

Several symptoms: No splash screen, just a console No TTYs available (CTRL+ALT+F1 etc..), just random coloured bars A while ago, I've used a tutorial to fix Plymouth bootsplash resolution and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Splash screen problems with 13.04

I am having a cosmetic issue with Ubuntu 13.04. After a fresh install the splash screen was fine and I had restart the laptop several times while attempting to install my wireless drivers. After ...
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How to replace Plymouth with Xsplash?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 with MATE desktop, and I would like to replace Plymouth with good old Xsplash. But I have no idea how to do that...
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Gnome broken splash screen

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 today with gnome(First Ubuntu 13.04, then apt-get install gnome-shell). After this my boot screen is broken, you can see this here: This happened at Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu ...
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I'm unable to find /usr/share/plymouth/themes/

I'm thinking about customizing a theme for Ubuntu 12.10. The problem is that I've looked through the /usr/share directory and I haven't been able to find the Plymouth folder. What can I do to get the ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Boot stuck at splash screen

I tried to change lightdm with gdm but when I set the computer to use gdm and logged out lightdm was used, so I uninstalled gdm, now this is the problem: I shut down my computer and went to sleep, ...
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When I have an interrupted boot process, it shows a text-based Xubuntu splash screen. How can I change this?

A while ago when booting up Ubuntu 12.04 I had accidentally turned off my computer. It showed the grub screen and instead of the normal Ubuntu boot-up screen, it showed what was looking like a text ...
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What is the proper way to install the 3.4 kernel?

Kernel 3.2 has an annoying error for my wireless card (rtl8192se-b) that makes the connection drop and/or prevents the card to make a connection to the wireless router. Dealing with it was very ...
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How to remove Plymouth Boot Animation manager and keep the default boot screen

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit. Recently, I installed the Plymouth boot screen to change the boot animation. Now I would like to remove it. I want to revert to the default animation it was before I ...
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No Plymouth in Video Card Intel mobile 945GME

Recently, i have installed Maverick in my old netbook with Intel mobile 945GME Video Card, work flawlessly, but the problem is plymouth. When i boot up my netbook, the plymouth not start it just ...
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How do I fix the Plymouth bootscreen when using proprietary graphics drivers?

I was trying to fix the boot loader because it was showing the processes as I shut down my laptop as well as fix the problem of the Ubuntu logo with the loading dots because it was off center and ...
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What does this parser error mean and how can it be fixed?

Well, I messed up everything and was forced to remove and re-install the system. Everything is fixed now, but for the sake of knowledge, I want to know what this error means exactly. It shows up after ...
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grub2 deadlock situation

During 10.04 starts it does a filesystem check. For some reason that I want to figure out, but this is another question, the harddisk is mounted read only. I would like to boot to a rescue shell, but ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to fix SIGSEGV errors on boot?

I've been having issues with my 13.10 installation ever since upgrading. Problems include an inability to suspend and inconsistent power button behavior (ASUS X201E laptop). On the plus side, my wifi ...
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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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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, ...
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Plymouth command failed [closed]

Ubuntu doesn't work for me so I need help asap. After have been online on the computer for some minutes this pops up http://tinypic.com/r/wbs4nd/5 "Plymouth command failed". And when that happened. I ...
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Ubuntu startup boot screen goes wonky

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed and my startup boot screen (the purple on with the Ubuntu logo and 5 dots beneath it) shows for sometime and then goes totally wonky (something like depixelated). Then ...
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Installing 13.04 (x64) off of USB (and via Windows installer) onto SSD but stuck at loading screen [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu to alleviate some Windows issues I've been having. I've run checkdisk so I know my disk hasn't gone bad. (Or at least it hadn't found anything...) I'm trying to install ...
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Plymouth Manager not opening

I installed Plymouth manager. Initially it was working fine. But, by mistake I click on the 'Burg Compatibility' button' Now whenever I click on plymouth manager in unity, its not opening and only ...
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Where can I find old Ubuntu boot splashes?

I've been trying to make a Plymouth theme on Ubuntu 13.04 and things aren't going so well. I was trying to create a theme that consists of a throbber going back and forth. I remember an Ubuntu splash ...
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How to customize ubuntu live cd plymouth theme?

I am planning to customize Ubuntu 13.04 live cd. How is it possible to customize Ubuntu live cd plymouth theme in ubuntu 13.04 ?
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How to change background color of the dots during boot [duplicate]

I am fine with Ubuntu splash screen and I don't want another theme, I just want to change the background color to black, the five white dots to black, and the five orange dots which overlap the ...