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

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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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Splash screen issues after force restart

Recently a friends computer was shut down after a force restart and now it says "12.04" and a bunch of command text bleeds through the purple background. My guess is the plymouth configuration got ...
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Ubuntu hangs at Plymouth screen during shutdown

Sometimes(rather many times), when I shutdown using the menu option >> Shutdown, the system hangs at a Purple screen with dots. I have waited for 10 mins, but then it becomes clear that i need to do a ...
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Uninstalled NVIDIA Driver Now Plymouth Garbled

Because of some graphical glitches I rolled back to the standard open source driver by uninstalling NVIDIA from System Settings -> Additional Drivers. The open source driver is fine for my needs, but ...
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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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booting into 12.04 results in a purple sceen for just a second.

I have a vanilla Ubuntu install running on an Ivy-Bridge ultrabook that is using Intel 4000 graphics. I have enabled autologin via a line in the lightdm config file. My boot is very fast, however, it ...
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How to restore plymouth to its original state?

When I first installed 12.04 plymouth would sometimes show a few commands beneath the ubuntu logo. I later learned that it conflicts with proprietary drivers.I tried to fix this using the Plymouth ...
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Uninstall GRUB and Plymouth [closed]

I have questions about Plymouth and GRUB. My problem with Plymouth is that it is ugly and slow. Which, as far has I know, is the opposite of what it should be. Is there any way to REMOVE (not ...
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Disable GRUB 2 and Plymouth

I have a dual-boot system with Linux 12.04 and Windows 7. I use Windows Boot Manager, which I configured with EasyBCD through Windows. Now, when I start up Ubuntu, GRUB appears, making me choose ...
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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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What alternatives are available to replace the purple boot splash screen?

The reason for this is I would love a animated splash screen, just for a bit of eye candy to replace the purple splash (with 4 dots) duringthe boot sequence. I know it will slow down boot time but I ...
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Stuck between TTY1 and Disconnected from Plymouth

I am running 12.04 with an HD7970. I installed fglrx from AMD and it worked okay. Then Ubuntu prompted me to install updates (from software-center). After doing this, the PC only boots to a black ...
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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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Xubuntu start up screen…but I'm running normal Ubuntu

I was interested in playing around with XFCE. I made a liveCD and played around with it a bit and really liked it. I thought that instead of installing Xubuntu itself I would just install the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Graphics issues with Radeon 9600 - PowerPC

A while ago, I asked how to get the ATI/AMD drivers for a Radeon 9600 working on a PowerMac G5. The machine itself isn't bad, but the support for drivers and applications don't cover the Power PC ...
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Why does updating Precise lead to bugs during boot?

I've experienced this problem every time (3 times now) I install Precise and run a dist-upgrade: when booting up, I get thrown a gfxmode error, followed by either a long blank screen with a single ...
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What's the folk-lore on troubleshooting lightdm and other display manager problems?

I just spent a number of hours in trying to make my 12.04 boot again, after it put itself in a strange hang in splash screen. After many trials and errors involving false leads such as ...
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Unsolved Mystery: “mountall: Disconnected from Plymouth”

When I boot, it goes straight into tty1. I have tried everything I could find online to solve this problem. I believe it has something to do with the Nvidia drivers. But reinstalling them in every ...
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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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Screen Resolution Change

Recently I have installed the plymouth manager andI accidentally set my resolution to 1024X768-24 which does not fit my laptop exactly and everytime my system reboots an error message shows that ...
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Why is the GRUB menu and boot splash smaller than my actual screen size?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and when Im in the GRUB Menu there are black edges both at top/bottom and left/right. The same way it is in the Plymouth Splash, but additionally Plymouth seems to be stretched ...
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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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Resolve Big Ugly Plymouth Splash Xubuntu 12.04

I have tried with Plymouth Manager & also here No joy. Hardware is Lenovo ThinkPad Edge (E)325 with AMD Radeon discreet graphics. Laptop is Ubuntu Certified & everything else works out of ...
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loading splash screen takes priority over terminal or windows manager while running elsa

I recently installed e17 and was trying to set up defaults to use elsa and ecomorph over the standard compiz as it constantly crashes since updating to 12.04. If elsa is installed the loading screen ...
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Help with Plymouth script please! :)

I am attempting to work around this problem: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1997417 on the hypothesis that the problem is a race condition between the boot sequence and '/' and my raid0 ...
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Mountall fails on startup

After Ubuntu boots, the tty1  Ctrl+Alt+F1 shows this: Thegatorade-PC login: mountall: disconnected from Plymouth mountall: Event failed This happened after partitioning with gparted and ...
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Boot delay and mouse lag at login after Ubuntu 12.04 update

I am facing these weird problems after updating Ubuntu 12.04 with apt-get update && apt-get upgrade: It takes too much time to come to the Plymouth theme after selecting Ubuntu from the grub ...
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12.04 splash screen freeze after upgrades [closed]

This is 12.04 LTS on an AMD A8-3870 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics. Had 12.04 installed for a couple of weeks. Previously updated ~1 week ago. Installed konqueror + available updates on 25/May ...
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How can I customize the Ubuntu boot up logo?

I am making a custom distribution, and have a question about the Ubuntu Logo with 5 dots displayed when booting up. The Ubuntu-Logo-Script in the /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntutext folder has the word ...
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Plymouth boot screen not showing after enabling Nvidia drivers

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi, When I first installed Ubuntu I could see the splash screen with the blinking dots, But after a couple of days it vanished (I've Nvidia drivers installed). I ...
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ubuntu 12.04 stuck on splashscreen - not due to upgrade

All of a sudden when I startup my comp I'm stuck at the splash screen and never get anywhere. I'm on 12.04 but the upgrade isn't the problem as I've been running it without any problems so far. I ...
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What happens if I disable and unistall Plymouth?

I have this problem with Plymouth, in wich it doesn't show up or, when it shows, with a awful resolution. So, I wanted to uninstall Plymouth ( I found the package in Synaptics). I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu boots but gives no screen

I got Ubuntu 11.10, with gnome-shell as desktop manager, and whenever I boot(select ubuntu from grub, just so you know where we are) it gives no screen, and if I wait a minute orso, and press the ...
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12.04 LTS Live CD Splash Screen Hangs

i tried to put ubuntu 12.04 lts on a clean hard drive and when i try to boot to the cd the splash screen hangs. i've tried it on 3 different computers (all with 1 GB of ram). 11.10 Worked fine.
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How to recover splash screen

I am on 11.04.My Ubuntu splash screen was replaced by Kubuntu after I installed Kubuntu-desktop.I followed the answer of daniel kullmann by mistake in this askubuntu link and I lost splash screen.Now ...
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No splash screen after Nvidia propietary drivers

After installing nvidia propietary drivers, splash screen shows nothing but a thick bar on top of screen and everything black. It is the same color that splash screen is. Enabling Nvidia driver ...
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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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How to Boot with no splash screen

Ubuntu 11.10 desktop up to date (Gnome 3) To prevent answers in haste, please notice that GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" is set in /etc/default/grub Tried also GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi=off" ...
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Splash screen stopped appearing

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, and the splash screen does not appear anymore. Instead I have a black screen even if the system boots correctly. Does any body knows how to fix this.
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How to enable plymouth bootscreen animation?

My netbook, running Lucid, can't display bootscreen animation. I want to know how to enable it. My netbook is Acer Aspire One D260. Intel Atom N450, 1GB RAM and GMA 3150. I know a tool called rcconf ...
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How to set a text theme for plymouth?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (beta) and I want to set a text theme for Plymouth, because I need to read what commands the PC is running on shutdown (because it freezes when I shutdown it), but the method I ...
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How to restore plymouth default theme

I'm a newbie and I've got this issue: My system has set up debian_5 theme but I want to get rid of it and restore the Ubuntu 11.10 default grub theme/splash/design (as you prefer) that is I think ...
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Removing the splash screen on shutdown an startup. I want to be able to see the processes (xubuntu 11.10) [duplicate]

I know this has been asked but on slightly different terms. I would like to remove it so that I can see the code behind. Not one off but every time it is shutdown and started. Thaknk you in advance.
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How to safely remove or repair plymouth package?

I have a broken package... So far nothing horrible. The problem is that it is Plymouth, and it seems that if I remove it, I will remove half of the packages of my system... So here is my question: if ...
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How do I get the graphical bootsplash on my Macbook Air?

After upgrading to 12.04, the Plymouth bootsplash screen isn't present. Instead I get a text based version. How can I get the higher-resolution graphical Plymouth bootsplash back?
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Change the Ubuntu boot splash screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I customise my Plymouth theme? How to change the ubuntu boot splash screen? I mean the one which comes up when you boot with the loading bar. I want to change ...
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How do I revert the Plymouth theme back to default after purging Kubuntu?

I recently installed the KDE Kubuntu desktop but after somehow working with i decided to use pure GNOME Ubuntu desktop again.I remove Kubuntu desktop and its packages completely but Kubuntu background ...
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Highlight the first entry and replace “quiet splash” with “nomodeset”-HOW DO I DO THAT? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set nomodeset for installation? The guide is from here: http://thedaneshproject.com/posts/ubuntu-11-04-blank-screen-on-boot-solved/ can someone explain to me how ...
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Plymouth splash not showing, purple and black on boot

I've got Ubuntu 11.10 on Asus machine with Nvidia G-Force 210M,...everything works fine, but bootscreen Plymouth splash does not show... First time I've had big resolution logo so I Googled some ...
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Installed fglrx. Plymouth using text theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen My boot splash screen was fine with the open source drivers. I installed fglrx, rebooted, and it seems plymouth is using ...