Changing the Bootsplash Screen in Ubuntu
How to reset the default Plymouth theme in Ubuntu to avoid crashes.
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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
$ 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
More info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Plymouth
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