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

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How do I customise my Plymouth theme? [duplicate]

I want to update my splash screen (when I boot or logoff), logo etc... to use the solar theme. I did: sudo apt-get install plymouth-theme-solar then I went to the themes folder to customize it: /...
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Impossible to Run Ubuntu on Mac, Help!

this is my first time here, I´ve been tried to install Ubuntu 16.04 in my mac mini 2012 without Refit or Refind, only using the native booting, i use unebootinf to create a booteable usb, but when i ...
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Not shutting down: CPU soft lockup (plymouthd) / self-detected stall on CPU

When I click Shut down in the system menu, it does not turn off but repeatedly shows the errors below. MMI watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#2 stuck for 23s! [plymouthd:4693] INFO: rcu_sched self-...
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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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How To Get Plymouth To Display Boot Messages When Booting?

I would like to know how to create a splash for Ubuntu Maverick with boot messages being displayed when I boot as well as a progress bar and a spinning logo. Or, if possible, how to edit a splash ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 stuck in loop at splash screen after update

I have a recently updated my ubuntu 15.10 pc (using the default system application) and now I am stuck at splash screen: message before looping With the previous messages looping on and off. I can ...
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Lubuntu 16.04.1 - No Splash Screen on Boot but it displays on Shutdown

Just upgraded a 64-bit Lubuntu install to 16.04.1. Went well except I lost the splash screen on boot. Oddly, it displays briefly on shutdown. I enabled the plymouth:debug option in grub and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 splash screen freeze

After a little while of having Ubuntu 16.04 (which I upgraded from 15.04) I keep on getting the splash screen to freeze after a few animations cycle of the dots where it end up like this: and ...
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dpkg: error processing (--configure) on Ubuntu 16.04 live USB

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 on a live USB, under a intel NUC. I've used YUMI for creating the live USB and I have other SO's as lives on the USB. When I boot the USB, I get a pop up error, that says ...
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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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How to fix plymouth (splash screen) in all Ubuntu releases!

How to fix black or broken plymouth (splash screen) after installation of nvidia proprietary drivers in Ubuntu (it happens usually in all Ubuntu releases)? It's no matter what version of nvidia ...
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Ubuntu Changed to Ubuntu Kylin?

I installed the CompizConfig Settings Manager, but I didn't confirm any changes in it other than testing the fade, and when I shutdown my computer the Ubuntu Kylin splash appeared, and it did it again ...
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Using update-alternatives to change plymouth theme only affects shutdown animation, startup is left unchanged

In Ubuntu 14.04, I was able to change my Plymouth Theme simply by going to /lib/plymouth/themes and copy my theme in there. Then, by simply typing sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth (...
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Plymouth causes multiple issues with 16.04 LTS (It's not Firefox or Chrome or YouTube freezing)

I have had to disable the plymouth running on 16.04 LTS. It caused lots of freezes on the desktop and lately also stopped my USB keyboard from working, when trying to enter the decrypt password on ...
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Fix Plymouth with Nvidia driver in Ubuntu 13.10

Using the Nvidia driver, how can Plymouth be fixed in Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)? In other versions there was a script that fixed it, but it is not working in Ubuntu 13.10 and package hwinfo is ...
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Dependency errors with apt-get [closed]

I'm having a hell of a time getting anything to install properly. Seeing lots of dependency errors. The most common is plymouth. I'm running Ubuntu 13.04. I've run apt-get update, upgrade, clean, -...
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How to get Plymouth working with LUKS encryption after NVIDIA driver installation?

When I first set my computer up with LUKS encryption, during boot, right after Grub2, Plymouth takes over and you get a nice graphical screen with the prompt to enter the passphrase. And that screens ...
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Splash screen missing after Burg installed

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot with Windows and I'm using Burg instead of Grub. Dual boot works fine. The Burg's theme works fine too. But the splashscreen is missing during loading of Ubuntu, ...
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Since installing CUDA and Nvidia drivers, boot freezes/hangs at the “5 dots” splash screen, sometimes but not always

About half the time, when I try to boot normally, it hangs at the splash screen with the ubuntu logo and 5 dots. The other half of the time, booting works perfectly (although I notice that screen ...
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UbuntuMate splash screen missing on bootup

After an upgrade on version 15.10 now when I boot up I am in terminal mode and see the boot process not the Mate logo. I am now at version 16.04 with the same issue. I am looking for direction to ...
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Need help getting back the plymouth splash screen with the right resolution (after nvidia install)

Normally I never have any problems getting back the plymouth splashscreen after installing nvidia drivers in Ubuntu or Linux mint etc. But now I've installed Ubuntu on an old PC with a APG (Geforce ...
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Booting with splash (Plymouth) only asks for one password, but multiple without spash?

OS: Ubuntu 16.04 desktop Kernel: 4.4.0-22-generic /: luks encryption, ext4 /home: 2 drives, luks encryption, zfs mirrored I'm interested what Plymouth does that causes this behavior. Basically I ...
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Is cryptsetup required to unlock fully encrypted disk?

I was running into an issue after upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04. Following an answer, I ran in the root shell: apt-get remove plymouth Yet cryptsetup requires plymouth and it would have been ...
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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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System hangs on `Starting Show Plymouth Boot Screen`

System hangs on Starting Show Plymouth Boot Screen. It continues booting only after presing Alt+SysRq+E.
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Plymouth Error - booting and shutdown error

I have messed up my plymouth settings in Ubuntu 16.04 when trying to install new themes. And now my system won't shutdown and freezes. At boot systemd generates kots of error messages. But the system ...
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Unable to use a custom splash screen in Ubuntu 16.04LTS

I've downloaded a theme from GNOME-Look and followed the instructions in the readme file. This is not the first time I've tried installing a custom splash screen. It tells me to do something. I ...
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Plymouth to LightDM smooth transition

I have set the grub background, plymouth splash background and desktop wallpaper all to the same image just to give a more uniform boot process. The only issue I have now is the transition from ...
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PC stuck on motherboard splash screen after Ubuntu 16.04 install

I have a custom PC with the following specs: intel 4570 Gigabyte ga-z87-hd3 motherboard 4x4gb (16gb) RAM intel 730 ssd gtx 760 evga platinum PSU I've been running several operating systems on my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck at splash screen

I was downloading some stuff when my computer froze, so I shut it down by force. Now, when I try to turn it on, it gets stuck on the splash screen. The orange dots are still blinking but I can't get ...
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What alternatives are available to replace the purple boot splash screen?

I would love an animated splash screen, just for a bit of eye candy to replace the purple splash (with 4 dots) during the boot sequence. I know it will slow down boot time but I don't care I just want ...
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16.04 - How to uninstall plymouth?

hepita@Hepitowo:~$ sudo apt-get purge plymouth Following packages will be REMOVED: lightdm* mountall* plymouth* plymouth-label* plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo* plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text* ubuntu-desktop* ...
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Filesystem Information shows between Plymouth and Login Screen 16.04

This is by no means a major issue but I thought it was a bit odd. Immediately after the Plymouth splash screen disappears and before the usual Ubuntu login screen appears, a tty style terminal ...
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How to set custom boot screen image in 14.04 and 16.04? [duplicate]

I have two Asus laptops. One is on 14.04.1 and the other I just today set up with a new 1 TB SSD, 8 GB more RAM, and Ubuntu 16.04. I want to set a custom boot screen image on both machines. No ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 takes long time to boot

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 in dual boot with Windows 10. Since the installation, Ubuntu is taking about 1 minute to boot. Before the login screen the plymouth boot splash screen does not show ...
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Proprietary Nvidia Driver: Broken boot screen

When I first booted Ubuntu Studio, the Logo with the spinning bars was shown correctly upon startup. Ever since I installed the proprietary Nvidia driver, the splash screen is broken and I have not ...
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Welcome to emergency mode! Problem with swap/fsck

http://imgur.com/U8HePRO When I login and rune journalctl -xb, it tells me "No journal files were found". I think it may have something to do with my fstab, so here's that: http://imgur.com/TbBAqw8 ...
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How do I change the plymouth bootscreen?

With regards to Plymouth -- Are there alternative boot screens available? What's the easiest way to change the boot screen?
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How can I change the resolution of passphrase splash screen?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Desktop PC. But there were some issues with resolutions. My screen gets distorted if there is a wrong resolution. I managed to correct my login screen and ...
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Change Plymouth animation with script at boot time

I have Plymouth. I have a .gif file. I want to make that .gif to be my Plymouth animation at boot time with a script. Is that possible? If so, then what is the script I need to use? If not, then is ...
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Plymouth Daemon is not working

I wanted to make a new boot theme using Plymouth, but the first step to doing it; running the Plymouth Daemon is not working. I can prove that it's running by doing: plymouth --show-splash But it's ...
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Broken Plymouth Splash

Running 15.10 In an attempt to completely get rid of any traces of Lubuntu after I had uninstalled through the command-line. I accidentally broke the splash screen altogether. What I see is systemd ...
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Ubuntu Builder Question [duplicate]

I finished my ISO for Ubuntu builder, I'm wondering how I can replace the text on the plymouth splace "Ubuntu" text with "Example". Thanks
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Ubuntu blank purple screen on startup

I have Ubuntu 14.04 32bit LTS installed along with Windows 8 (dual boot). I do not have any graphics card(nvidia ,amd ,etc). I have Intel hd graphics driver. It worked fine for many days, but now, on ...
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Linux Plymouth splash screen works only recovery mode

We have a Jetway motherboard (embedded PC), and we've installed a minimal ubuntu 14.04 on it. After that we modified the system following these instructions: http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Fix-...
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how to change the spacing between the Progress dots?

so i'm just playing around with the plymouth theme thingy and i a custom image instead of the progress dots i would like to change the spacing between them but i don't know how since i'm not that good ...
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plymouth theme applying bug?

No sure whether this is a bug or not. I installed a theme using plymouth-manager but while applying the theme I noticed some 'bug'. $ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth There are 7 ...
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Strange white screen with mirrored black characters while booting UBUNTU

I downloaded the minimal UBUNTU 14.04 from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD I created bootable USB stick with unetbootin and then I installed whole system on USB stick. ...
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How to change boot animation?

Is it possible to change to boot animation in 12.04? I know it was possible on 11.10... if it is, how do you do it?
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How to install tribar theme for plymouth?

I miss tribar theme from RHEL/Debian. I cannot find it for Ubuntu. Do you have any idea why there is no tribar? How to set it? Do you know any other so simple and cute text theme, that is available in ...