Install Plymouth Manager and Change Boot Screen in Ubuntu/Linux Mint and Fix Plymouth for Proprietary Graphics Drivers (Nvidia/ATI)
Plymouth Manager is a GUI tool to manage the plymouth splash screen at Ubuntu start-up and shutdown. Ubuntu has few plymouth themes in its official repository, and by default doesn’t have a plymouth manger installation. Here is how to install latest plymouth manager and plenty of plymouth themes from an untrusted PPA.
Mario Guerriero’s ppa provides lastest stable plymouth-manager packages and also a mass of plymouth themes for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/11.04 Natty/10.10 Maverick/10.04 LTS/Linux Mint.
To install Plymouth Manager open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
Now Install all the Themes for Plymouth with this command:
- sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mefrio-g/plymouthmanager
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install plymouth-manager
If you want separate theme or specific themes just visit on Launchpad.
- sudo apt-get install plymouth-theme*
To change theme open Terminal and enter following command:
Now enter theme number which you want to apply and press enter.
- sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
Than Enter the following command in the Terminal. (If this command shows error, Enter once again).
- sudo update-initramfs -u
Note: Plymouth does not reliably work with nVidia drivers and during bootup a blank screen may result for several seconds.
We try to fix it now for Nvidia/ATI Cards:
Open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T)and enter the following commands:
- wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/57638460/fixplymouth
- chmod +x fixplymouth
For example, In picture screen size is 1440×900 so here entered:
If you don’t know your screen resolution? Open the ‘Monitor’ application to find out.