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 quiet and splash and added nomodeset verbose

Nothing happened. Is there any configuration I could try?


In order to enable the "normal" text start up edit the "/etc/default/grub" and set the option as below


After editing the file, you need your grup to reflect the new changes,

sudo update-grub
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  • For some reason it didn't work when I edited the cmd line interactively while booting. You way works. Thanks! – user346585 Dec 9 '14 at 15:23
  • Actually, that doesn't "fix" anything. no plymouth === no boot messages. Removing quiet will get the kernel to spew messages, but upstart sends everything to plymouth. Generally, what plymouth eventually says happened long, LONG ago. (boot with --verbose and you'll see exactly what upstart is doing that plymouth isn't telling you.) – Ricky Apr 22 '15 at 2:24

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