November 29, 2015

Ubuntu - Changing the bootsplash screen

Plymouth is the default bootsplash app used in Ubuntu... It displays the Ubuntu logo while booting.

For as long as I can remember, every time I install the proprietary NVidia display driver, my bootsplash gets borked.  It just displays a black screen, then a few flickers of the Ubuntu logo or NVidia logo, then the desktop is presented.

It seems that simply resetting the default plymouth theme fixes this issue:

    $ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

apply changes:

    $ sudo update-initramfs -u

Here is how to switch the bootsplash to [my favorite] the solar theme:

$ sudo apt-get install plymouth-theme-solar
$ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
$ sudo update-initramfs -u

then reboot!

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