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Questions about Plymouth, the software which is responsible for the graphical bootsplash screen

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Which service spams the console with [OK] Finished ServiceName Messages? And how to turn it off?

[OK] Reached target Late Shutdown Services [OK] Finished System Power Off [OK] Reached target System Power off These messages are not affected by kernel boot parameters like loglevel=3 or rd....
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How to change plymouth theme refresh rate for one screen in dual monitor setup?

I have a dual monitor setup, but on the external monitor (which is my main one) the refresh rate is recognized incorrectly, resulting in weird graphics bugs. Can I change something that will make the ...
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ATLAS - Ubuntu 22.04 - Loads splash screen but stops with Fatal Error listing many errors

I had high hopes that I could get this game working on Ubuntu 22.04 as it has Steam in the repos it looked good. But when I ran it, it downloaded a Windows Distributable (I didn't note which) followed ...
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Plymouth splash not showing after changing theme

I recently tried to change the Plymouth splash in Kubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. I discovered a neat KDE utility for that, but, when I changed the theme and restarted, the screen just went black where the ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: plymouth-theme-xubuntu-logo plymouth-theme-spinner

I keep getting this: dpkg: error processing package plymouth-theme-xubuntu-logo (--configure): installed plymouth-theme-xubuntu-logo package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit ...
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How to install Plymouth

I have installed plymouth using the command sudo apt install plymouth-x11 sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth There are 2 choices for the alternative default.plymouth (providing /usr/...
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Kubuntu hanging a long time on plymouth when shutting down or rebooting

Not much more to say as I can't see anything in any logs I've checked to indicate any errors. I don't run any servers or virtual machines that need shutting down. It used to shutdown almost instantly ...
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Booting with nvidia drivers only without splash

When booting up my laptop (with a dedicated nvidia GPU inside) I found that very often it will not boot into the desktop -- for example when the HDMI monitor is hooked up. Sometimes even without ...
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Is it possible to delay my boot speed until splash finishes playing? [duplicate]

I just got a custom animated splash screen when i boot, the problem is my computer boots really fast so i only see the first 4 seconds of the splash screen Sounds stupid i know, but is there any way i ...
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can't install plymouth themes, plymouth module (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/plymouth//.so) is allegedly missing

Okay, let me preface this by saying: I am other people have had this problem. Two, in fact! and, I have tried their solutions, but they did not work for me I'm unable to install any plymouth theme. ...
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Unable to install new plymouth theme in Ubuntu, apart from the default ones

I tried to follow the following steps from this Github project: https://github.com/adi1090x/plymouth-themes.git # make sure you have the packages for plymouth sudo apt install plymouth # after ...
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Black screen between plymouth and lightdm

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 on a custom ARM-based board. When it boots, I see the plymouth boot screen for two seconds, and then it jumps to a console screen with a blinking text cursor in the upper right ...
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Boot drops to (initramfs) cannot find plymouth

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.3 on a msi laptop. After having made several installation and python updates last session, I cannot boot any longer. Boot drops to (initramfs) complaining that it cannot find ...
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PC goes to splash screen at startup because of GRUB setting

I made the following change in the grub file /etc/default/grub: DEFAULT=2 Now, the my pc goes to the splash screen automatically on startup. How can I boot into Ubuntu?
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Custom Plymouth Theme - Spotty Image

I'm working on a custom Plymouth theme. I took a gif & broke it down into a series of png files. For some reason, my image is spotty, it also isn't cycling properly. I was hoping someone might be ...
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lubuntu hangs on startup

After I had to force a shutdown, because lubuntu was not responding anymore it hangs while starting, here is what I found in the boot.log Thanks a lot ! [[0;32m OK [0m] Started [0;1;39mShow Plymouth ...
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How to force change the Ubuntu splash screen (18.04)

All other answers refer to update alternatives. I have read and tried most of those solutions, here and elsewhere. It did not work. I originally installed Ubuntu-Mate 18.04. Didn't like Mate, ...
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How to make plymouth show message during shutdown, switch mode and make pkcon work

I'm trying to write a script that makes a) the system update before shutting down (not at reboot) and shows the progress to the user on plymouth. So far I, well, managed to make it start the script (...
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Laptop monitor goes off for 1 second between GRUB menu and Ubuntu Plymouth

I have Ubuntu 20.04.3 and Win7 in dual boot. Everything is fine expect this issue. The monitor goes off and on for 1 second again after selecting Ubuntu from the GRUB menu, until Ubuntu boots Plymouth....
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Black screen after plymouth on lubuntu 20.04

i have configured plymouth on lubuntu 20.04 and works fine, but i got a blackscreen for some seconds before GUI start. Any way to change this or get rid of ? Thank you
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Plymouth not showing during shutdown

I am having an issue with plymouth animation not showing at shutdown. On Wayland Plymouth animation works but on xorg I can't see plymouth animation at shutdown.
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How to disable the splash screen on Ubuntu 20.04 on shutdown (not on power on)

I want to turn off the splash screen when shutting down, but I can't find anything that talks about disabling the splash screen when shutting down. Does anybody know how I can achieve this?
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How to set a custom splash screen on Ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

I recently wanted to make a custom splash screen on Ubuntu. I don't want to use some pre-built splash screen. Instead, I want to use my own GIF/PNG/MP4 file to set as splash screen. Is it possible? If ...
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how to get rid of systemd plymouth service login prompt at boot?

I'm running xubuntu 20.04.2 LTS I rarely reboot, so it's hard for me to pinpoint why it happened, but at some point I either installed something or an update got it in - now when I boot, before the ...
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My Splash Screen in Ubuntu isn't centered since I updated to 21.04

Today I decided to update from Ubuntu 20.10 to Ubuntu 21.04, and the first thing I noticed while shutting down was that my splash screen was shifted to the right-bottom, as you can see in the picture ...
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Plymouth glitch when I power off PC

So, I use 21.04 and when I power off PC then I can see that keyboard is off, but Plymouth is frozen, then in about 15 seconds PC gets off as well. I looked at logs and find 2 errors, is there any way ...
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Plymouth Docs for Creating Themes

I am trying to customize my bootsplash screen, using Plymouth themes. However, I cannot find any documentation for creating themes. Where can I find such documentation?
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Boot splash progress indicator screen missing from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS during boot

When I boot into Ubuntu, I see the GRUB menu, but do not see the default Ubuntu boot splash progress indicator screen after that. The screen just stays purple while booting until I see the LightDM ...
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Force Plymouth to Show

How can I force plymouth to show for a certain amount of time? I am going for a certain aesthetic and don't really care about boot time.
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Slow boot on Ubuntu 20.04 (details added)

I've got Ubuntu 20.04 on a dual boot machine and it takes a lot of time to boot. It didn't take that much when I first installed it, so I started to wonder why this happens. This is what systemd-...
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Why does Ubuntu boot so slowly? Conflicting messages

I have been going through these forums trying to figure out exactly what is going on. First: pc@my_pc: uname -a Linux my_pc 5.8.0-45-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 19 13:24:51 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Plymouth not showing image at boot

I've been working for a while now on getting Plymouth to show a custom logo at boot. The theme is loaded properly, and most things work fine. I've hit a little snag though which I can't figure out. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 takes too long to boot up

I have been having an issue with linux boot up it takes like more than an hour I always end Up forcing my laptop to shutdown and keep opening it until it opens. I ran the follwoing command systemd-...
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How to read systemd-analyze plot?

I'm trying to diagnose a slow-boot-after-update in 20.04.1. I've run systemd-analyze plot (output attached), but I'm not sure how to interpret the output and figure out what is causing the delay. The ...
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Ubuntu takes 7 minutes to boot

this morning while booting my Ubuntu 20.04, it took more than 7 minutes: systemd-analyze Startup finished in 6.728s (firmware) + 2min 6.556s (loader) + 18.334s (kernel) + 4min 55.330s (userspace) = ...
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Ubuntu OS name changed to Elementary OS

I have been using Ubuntu MATE 20.04 with Kubuntu desktop environment installed on top. I installed Elementary desktop just to get a feel of it, i didn't like and then I tried to remove the PPAs and ...
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Why Ubuntu 20.04 userspace boot time is so slow

My ubuntu system is taking over a minute to boot up. I have checked systemd-analyze and it is the userspace that is taking this much time alone. I have already checked other similar problems on ...
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Change the default Plymouth Spinner in 20.04

Will it be possible to change the default 20.04 Plymouth 3-curve spinner animation/rotation that is displayed during login with our own image ? Update : As per instructions from the comment by UnKNOWn ...
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Change splash/login screen in Ubuntu 20.10

How to change splash/login screen/color in Ubuntu 20.10 ? I have read many posts on how to change splash/login screens (or at least change its purple color) for versions of Ubuntu prior to 20.10 ...
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My kubuntu crashed and now it doesn't show the login screen

I use Kubuntu 20.04 Due to power outage my laptop stopped booting. It hangs/stops before it reaches the login screen. I think it's plymouth which got corrupted. I booted into safe mode and checked and ...
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How to play a video before/over top of GDM in Ubuntu 20.04?

On my PC running Ubuntu 20.04, I want to play a video before GDM starts/over top of it. Not after logging in, but that. Is there any way to make Ubuntu autoplay a video in the plymouth screen before I ...
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Plymouth module missing and no animation or logo while booting

I wasn't being able to install any plymouth splash screen, and got this warning message: W: plymouth module (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/plymouth//.so) missing, skipping that theme. How do I retrieve ...
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How can I get the CentOS boot progress bar in Ubuntu?

CentOS / RedHat Linux comes with a very simple but nice text mode boot progress bar (see image). Does Ubuntu 20.04 have an equivalent (or text mode splash screens at all, for that matter), and if so, ...
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How to specify EFI vendor boot logo image displayed when Ubuntu is loading?

I have an old Dell Latitude E6330 laptop, it has this logo at boot time: I have dual boot, and when Windows boots, it correctly displays the large DELL circle logo. But when Ubuntu boots, after the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS no Boot Animation

I facing the issue that I see no Boot Animation like the spinner and the Ubuntu Logo. Only the OEM logo (ASRock) is shown. I followed some Instructions mentioned in No spinner animation on boot screen ...
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How to get a new default.plymouth in Ubuntu 20.04?

I know this is unusual... I accidentally damaged the default.plymouth file, which is located at /usr/share/plymouth/themes, because of desperate pursue of changing my boot screen into a macOS boot ...
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Boot hangs on splash screen in 20.04

I have installed 20.04 on a Dell OptiPlex 7050, with an Intel HD Graphics 630 (rev 04). The boot process hangs on the splash screen. This does not happen on the first reboot immediately after ...
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Set Ubuntu 20.04 grub screen color to default purple

I have a black grub screen, coming from the original install, which was Kubuntu. I now added Ubuntu-desktop, and I want grub to have the default Ubuntu purple background. I executed below command. ...
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Failed to start Show Plymouth Boot Screen error while booting Ubuntu

I am not able to boot. It is showing the same error in every boot:
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No spinner animation on boot screen (Ubuntu 20.04)

That's it. For some reason, my boot/shutdown screen doesn't show the spinning animation anymore. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 with Bundgie. I've tried almost everything, like: sudo update-alternatives --...
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