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After upgrading to 15.10 from 15.04 I got a segfault in plymouthd on every startup.

This is what I can find in syslog:

Nov 11 12:22:26 H3A2764 systemd[1]: plymouth-start.service: Main process exited, code=dumped, status=11/SEGV
Nov 11 12:22:26 H3A2764 systemd[1]: plymouth-start.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 11 12:22:26 H3A2764 systemd[1]: plymouth-start.service: Failed with result 'core-dump'.

I uploaded /var/crash/_sbin_plymouthd.0.crash here.

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  • Can you provide the exact error message and possibly the stack trace please? You can retrieve it by booting recovery mode and looking in /var/log/syslog. – David Foerster Nov 10 '15 at 5:38
  • I edited my question. Please let me know if additional information is needed. – AlvaHenrik Nov 11 '15 at 11:43
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The solution for me was to tell plymouth to use framebuffer with these steps:

echo "FRAMEBUFFER=y" | sudo tee -a /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash && sudo update-initramfs -u -k all
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    This worked for me as well this other solution didn't. – 0x6C38 Apr 27 '16 at 19:20
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    Same for me. Other solution didn't work. This one does :) Thank you. – Byscripts Jun 15 '16 at 17:28
  • This seems to be working so far in 16.04.1 as well (Ubuntu Gnome3), on kernel 4.4.0-83-generic. – David Graham Jul 11 '17 at 5:00

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