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

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Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen

When you boot from live CD, or doing the first boot after installing Ubuntu, splash screen looks awesome. But as soon as you enable nvidia-current driver, installed with apt-get, splash screen goes ...
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How do I disable the boot splash screen, and only show kernel and boot text instead?

I'd like to be able to disable the Ubuntu splash screen that I see on boot with the indicator meter of progress, and replace that with a text-only readout of the boot up process (such as you can get ...
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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 do I run a custom animated bootscreen?

I want to create a new splash theme for Ubuntu 11.10 using a volcano theme, so when it boots the volcano erupts with lava (same for shutdown). Now I have my image (png) but obviously it does not ...
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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 the purple splash screen at boot?

How can I disable the purple "Ubuntu" splash screen that displays at boot before the login screen has loaded? I'd prefer to just see plain text scroll by.
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Boot screen in low graphics/text mode

My ubuntu boot screen shows up in a strange low resolution, almost text mode, instead the usual and sleek white "ubuntu" over dark background. It's not a big issue because when GDM loads everything ...
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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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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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Why is plymouth required?

Why is plymouth so important that cannot be removed on ubuntu desktop 11.04? It has priority required and mountall and cryptsetup depend on it. I do not have really any need to remove it, but a ...
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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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How do I go back to KDE splash / login after installing XFCE?

I started with Ubuntu Karmic, and wanted to try KDE. So I installed kubuntu-desktop. Then I wanted to see how XFCE progressed, so I installed xfce4. I now have Kubuntu with an XFCE splash and login. ...
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How can I use my own image for the boot splash screen?

How can I create and use my own boot splash screen?
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Will plymouth allow for a nice boot experience with proprietary graphics drivers in future?

The new graphical bootloader introduced in 10.04 (plymouth) looks amazing until I enable proprietary drivers for my video card. I then get a horrible flashy monster of a boot experience, which I can ...
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Can I change the word ubuntu from my plymouth default theme?

I have seen that plymouth themes in different distros are the same they just put a logo or a word..so if I want to put whatever I want...can somebody tell me with what program or editing what file?
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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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How can i change the purple background color of Ubuntu plymouth boot screen?

I'd like to change the background color of the purple plymouth bootsplash to another color, how can i do this?
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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 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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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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Purple start screen - no splash screen

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a new computer everything worked fine for a few weeks and now suddenly when starting up Ubuntu I get a blank purple screen with no "Ubuntu" splash and the 5 dots but ...
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Why does Plymouth boot in fallback text mode?

When starting my system, Plymouth doesn't show graphics but uses the fallback text mode. However, it runs normally (that is, with graphics) on shutdown. Why is that?
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How do I make custom bootsplash and wallpapers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I would like to customize my Ubuntu install with my own Wallpaper. I know where to change the wallpapers I copy my wallpaper in ...
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How do I speed up boot time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I improve boot speed? I am dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. When I select Ubuntu at the GRUB menu, a blinking cursor in a black screen comes and takes some ...
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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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Splash Screen Not Showing Up?

When I boot up Ubuntu, all I get is a little blinking underscore at the top left side of my screen. I am using splash screen manager and activated a picture to start at boot up, but it doesn't show ...
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Why 11.10 says plymouth errors and “Checking battery state…”? [closed]

I've just installed new Ubuntu 11.10. The installation was successful. But when I start the Ubuntu, the splash screen does not work, and I get error (always some of these) "mountall: Plymouth command ...
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System doesn't boot unless I hit enter

I'm trying to remove a ~40 seconds pause that happens when my Ubuntu machine starts. During this pause, all I see is a magenta rectangle (approx 80% of screen size) over a black background. The gap ...
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How to edit Plymouth in a Ubuntu version agnostic manner? [duplicate]

How can I edit Plymouth with my own theme (images and animations)?
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How can I disable the purple bootloader splash at boot?

This question has been answered before, but neither of the methods in the accepted answer worked for me on 11.10. First I tried editing in /etc/default/grub, and then running sudo update-grub. But ...
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startup/shutting down screen showing Xubuntu's bootsplash and not Ubuntu's

I installed Xubuntu-desktop over Ubuntu 11.10 and now when I shutdown my system or start it up, I see Xubuntu's bootsplash screen. Is simply removing the plymouth theme for Xubuntu corrects the ...
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Poor boot-screen after interrupted install

My install was interrupted because of a power cut. I recovered from it, using the command sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Now, I get a violet bootscreen like normal, but the progress bar is shown as 4 ...
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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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Boot splash broken by “SP5100 TCO timer: mmio address 0xyyyyyyy already in use”

I have ubuntu 11.04 with all the latest updates. I have an ATI HD 4350 graphics card and the "ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver" activated. The reported behaviour does not affect the ...
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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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Removing Lubuntu Splash screen from Unity/Gnome on Ubuntu 12.04

I'am running a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Sony Vaio with 8GB of ram & 500Gb HDD. I had recently installed the Lubuntu and KDE desktop environments but was not very impressed with ...
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How to Change the Splash Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I customise my Plymouth theme? I have used a lot of tools to change the Ubuntu splash screen during boot, but the splash screen doesn't change. Please tell me ...
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Why is Ubuntu sticking with Plymouth despite the fact that it doesn't work with proprietary drivers?

I know the background, just want to know why such decision by Canonical.
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How to make a custom boot-up splash animation

I just found some cool boot-up video and audio file, and I want to make a custom boot-up animation in Ubuntu 11.04. Any suggestions?
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Corrupt plymouth boot screen when using properietary Nvidia drivers

I recently got the final version of Ubuntu Natty Narwhal x64 and everything is working just fine. The only thing I am having trouble with is the boot screen. After I installed the proprietary nVidia ...
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Why does plymouth start so late?

It appears that starting with 11.04 Plymouth starts so late in the boot process. Sometimes I only have a split second to see it before it transitions to the login screen. This is the same for 11.10. ...
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Loading screen wrong resolution

I've got a problem when booting: I see the GRUB screen where I can choose what exactly to boot into - after hitting Enter my screen simply shows me that purplish background and after some seconds it ...
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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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Plymouth and GRUB do not show at all [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit as my only OS on my desktop computer, which used to only run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS until I had the time to upgrade it with a fresh install. It uses integrated NVIDIA graphics ...
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How to configure splash screen after plymouth

I have configured my splash screen for plymouth - and it works perfectly. I've also configured the display manager (I'm using gdm). In between these two I get a very brief splash screen - a kind of ...
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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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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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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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Why is this laptop taking almost 1 minute to boot Ubuntu 13.04?

My dad's new HP Pavilion dv6 laptop running Ubuntu 13.04 takes almost a minute to boot up - it seems like it's hanging somewhere. Is there something I can do to easily fix it? I need some help ...
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Plymouth not showing after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 today, the Plymouth splash screen is not showing when I startup my computer. The screen goes purple at first, then goes black and I am shown the Login Screen. It ...