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?


The startup splash is displayed by Plymouth in Ubuntu. There is an extensive documentation on Plymouth scripting and creating custom plymouth themes in Ubuntu wiki.


To change the Plymouth splash in 11.10:

  1. Open Accessories > Terminal
  2. Run: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mefrio-g/plymouthmanager
  3. sudo apt-get update
  4. sudo apt-get install plymouth-manager
  5. Open in applications menu.

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