I wanted to know how to customize the splash screen in Ubuntu 13. I have tried to install Plymouth Manager but when I run sudo apt-get update it says it was unable to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mefrio-g/plymouthmanager/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-i386/Packages. I opened the address in Firefox but it didn't open. Also I would like to know where the files for the Ubuntu Logo, Splash Screen Background, etc. are located (to customize them). In previous versions they were located at usr/share/images. I am running Ubuntu 13 Raring Ringtail on VMWare Player. The host is an Acer 5600U running Windows 8. Thnx.

  • Which 13 version do you use? 13.04 or 13.10?
    – Aryo Adhi
    May 29 '13 at 8:53

Try to search for Plymouth files in "/lib/plymouth/themes". Also you can search themes in repositories. Write in terminal this

apt-cache search plymouth-theme-
  • Thnx. How do I add the themes to the folder Should I put them directly in or in a folder?
    – Dheeraj Y
    Jun 7 '13 at 17:06

Follow this: Choosing a GRUB 2 Background Image

After finished the installation, the splash images' in the folder /boot/grub. You can copy the images you like into the folder, keep note the priority of the images as the link: Image Priority Do remember to update grub after every changing splash images: sudo update-grub

Plymouth, Ubuntu logo you can find out: /lib/plymouth/themes. This link's also help for Plymouth knowledge: Get your precious Plymouth splash screen back!


I've installed Plymouth Manager on Ubuntu 13.04, but the PPA isn't working. You have to download the .deb file and install it.

Check the Plymouth Manager site/blog here: http://plymouthmanager.wordpress.com/

  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – fossfreedom
    Jun 28 '13 at 11:31

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