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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
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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-
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  • 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
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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!

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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/

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  • 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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