Ubuntu – How to change the plymouth bootscreen

plymouth

With regards to Plymouth —

Are there alternative boot screens available?

What's the easiest way to change the boot screen?

Best Answer

  • You can get a list of themes available via the repositories through Synaptic Package Manager or through the command line via aptitude:

    $ aptitude search plymouth-theme
    p   lubuntu-plymouth-theme        - plymouth theme for Lubuntu
    p   plymouth-theme-fade-in        - graphical boot animation and logger - fade-in theme
    p   plymouth-theme-glow           - graphical boot animation and logger - glow theme
    i   plymouth-theme-kubuntu-logo   - graphical boot animation and logger - kubuntu-logo theme
    p   plymouth-theme-sabily         - plymouth theme for Sabily
    p   plymouth-theme-script         - graphical boot animation and logger - script theme
    p   plymouth-theme-solar          - graphical boot animation and logger - solar theme
    p   plymouth-theme-spinfinity     - graphical boot animation and logger - spinfinity theme
    p   plymouth-theme-text           - graphical boot animation and logger - text theme
    c   plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo    - graphical boot animation and logger - ubuntu-logo theme
    i   plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text    - graphical boot animation and logger - ubuntu-logo theme
    p   plymouth-theme-ubuntustudio   - Ubuntu Studio Plymouth theme
    p   xubuntu-plymouth-theme        - Plymouth theme for Xubuntu
    

    You can then install the resulting packages via Synaptic or apt as normal:

    $ sudo apt install plymouth-theme-solar
    

    If you're looking for something not in the repositories, UbuntuGeek has an excellent tutorial on how to install and create your own custom Plymouth themes.

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