Ubuntu – change the word ubuntu from the plymouth default theme

10.10plymouth

I have seen that plymouth themes in different distros are the same they just put a logo or a word..so if I want to put whatever I want…can somebody tell me with what program or editing what file?

Best Answer

  • If you are happy with the rest of the theme, you can just replace the logo. In a terminal do the following:

    1. backup the old logo

      sudo cp /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu_logo.{png,back}
      
    2. put a copy of the logo on your desktop

      cp /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu_logo.png ~/Desktop
      
    3. now edit the logo the way you want

      gimp ~/Desktop/ubuntu_logo.png
      
    4. copy back your logo

      sudo mv ~/Desktop/ubuntu_logo.png /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/
      
    5. update the system to use your logo

      sudo update-initramfs -c -k all
      

    To restore the old logo, simply do:

    1. restore old logo

      sudo cp /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu_logo.{back,png}
      
    2. update the system to use the old logo

      sudo update-initramfs -c -k all
      

    To test the theme without rebooting, you can run the following within a GNOME session to see a multi-window setup running your theme:

    sudo plymouthd ; sudo plymouth --show-splash ; sleep 10 ; sudo plymouth --quit
    
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