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

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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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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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How to change background color in grub

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I want to change grub's background color to black. I mean just background color, not background image. I can only find guides how to change the image. I tried some GUI software ...
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x-shellscript opening with gedit

I've downlodaded this plymouth theme, but when I try running the install-orb script, it opens in gedit I already checked "Allow executing file as program" in properties, but it won't solve. @edit ...
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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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Kernel messages scrolling over Grub background image during boot?

I display a Grub custom background image at boot time(Ubuntu 14.10). I would like this background image to stay in place during the kernel startup and to scroll the kernel messages over the Grub ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS “Checking battery state… [OK]” and login incorrect

I have quite a famous problem as it seems: while booting, the computer displays Checking battery state... [OK] and then hangs. * Starting CUPS printing spooler/server mountall: Plymouth copmmand ...
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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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rk3288 shows only splashscreen

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 from t-firefly to my rk3288 micro-computer. LightDM was there and I wanted to turn off its autostart and wrote "manual" to /etc/init.d/lightdm.override. After reboot I ...
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Can plymouth be made to apply already know work arounds for proprietary drivers automatically?

As a long term ubuntu user, I am disappointing that plymouth is pretty much the same as when it was first introduced. We have to manually apply fixes after we choose to use proprietary drivers, which ...
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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 ...
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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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repeating lubuntu logo in purple splash screen

When i run the Ubuntu which is default in the GRUB menu, i get the following splash screen: However, when i go on with the advanced options for ubuntu in Grub menu and start ubuntu generic version ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 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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14.04 freezes in Ubuntu splash screen

Thanks in advance for considering to help me with this problem, I am pretty new to Linux and have been learning furiously. This forum has been really useful is figuring out specifically Ubuntu, which ...
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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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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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Plymouth Showing Crude Ubuntu Logo

On Ubuntu 14.04, I tried to change the plymouth theme to a home-made one. Unfortunately, it not only didn't show, it reverted to this crude Ubuntu logo(The one with Ubuntu text and four square(Square, ...
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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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Plymouth skipping

I have set up a background image for grub.And I want that background image to be present during the loading stage of Ubuntu as well.Basically when plymouth is usually doing its job.Basically no ...
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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 to fix splash screen in all Ubuntu releases!

How to fix black splash screen or broken 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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How to fix no splash screen in Ubuntu after nvidia proprietary driver installation [duplicate]

This is soultion how to fix no splash screen in Ubuntu after nvidia proprietary driver installation. It's no matter what Ubuntu version you use, it should work anyway. (TESTED ON 14.04) Open your ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 frozen at splash

Running a thinkpad T420 with ubuntu 14.04 installed. After I installed a few software updates I restarted my machine and it would not boot. When I hit esc to see what is going on these are the last ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: plymouth-upstart-bridge terminates during boot

In Ubuntu 14.04.1 with 3.13.0-37-generic kernel, I get this message while booting up (few previous messages added for context too): [ 4.951362] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 [ 4.951519] ...
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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 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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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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Plymouth scripting (bootsplash) several images (like gif)

I'm trying to make a simple Plymouth theme but i'm not entirely sure how to make it "my way". Here's a sample of my script for my theme. drift_image1 = Image("final1.png"); drift_sprite1 = ...
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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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How do I use Plymouth on a server?

I'm trying to use plymouth with ubuntu server 11.10 but with no luck. I've installed the server as minimal virtual machine on VirtualBox. Then I installed plymouth theme, but it does not show up. One ...
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Pruple Screen of GRUB Don't disappear

I had dual-booted my computer with Ubuntu and win8. Both were working fine till yesterday. But now when I start Ubuntu the purple screen of GRUB-2 won't disappear. What Should I do,there is no splash ...
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upgrade to 14.04 interrupted and now cant get to login screen

I was upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04.It got interrupted and now I cant get to login screen. I see the following on a black screen. could not write bytes:broken pipes: *stopping anac(h)ronistic cron ...
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How to fix VirtualBox resolution?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox. I have installed Guest Additions and it's running good except for this really irritating problem in which my Unity and LightDM interface is at full resolution ...
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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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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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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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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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Strange Video Artifact with Plymouth when turning off Pc

I have a tremendously tedious issue with plymouth: When i Turn off my pc and appears Plymouth, it produces some strange video artifacts (I'll post some picture very soon). I've just reinstalled ...
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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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How to change Live CD splash screen

I'm remastering the ubuntu CD, I've changed some files in the isolinux folder (access.pcx, blank.pcx, gfxboot.cfg) and I have been able to change the first screen (background color to green): But I ...
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Stuck booting after network adapter change

I have been switching around my VirtualBox network adapters recently, and when I got to the office today my Ubuntu 14.04 server VM got stuck at Starting MySQL [OK] (or whatever the phrasing is of that ...
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White flash at (before) boot

Don't know if you experience this but it's very, very annoying. I'm using Lubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit It's a Wubi install, but I don't think that changes anything, since I've seen it elsewhere. At boot, ...
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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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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 ...