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I've been here for a while, and sometimes I see people answering questions related to shutdown or restart problems with this : "delete "quiet splash" from the /etc/default/grub file".
My question is: what is "quiet splash" for?

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    I like messages (even if some are errors, eg. no hibernate file found is an error meaning only that the machine boots normally instead of loading hibernate file; this error means nothing but can still scare users) but quiet hides these messages keeping users happy. splash just gives a pretty (moving) picture for users to not-think-its-stalled making them even happier A choice of lots of info, or being happy in [igno..] bliss – guiverc May 24 '18 at 7:57

The option quiet prevents Linux from giving shell output of your boot process, and the splash option show the boot screen. If you remove both you will get an output if you updated your grub afterwards with:

sudo update-grub

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