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Plymouth Themes

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This is a plymouth theme that cycles many colors at startup and one color at shutdown.

Credit to the original ceator: OobuntusGoof tus :

Adjust the cycling rate by modifying the duration on line 26 of the script.

To install:

--Copy colors folder to /lib/plymouth/themes

Type to terminal:

sudo update-alternatives --install /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /lib/plymouth/themes/colors/colors.plymouth 100

sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

select the number corresponding to colors then run

sudo update-initramfs -u

To fix the delayed loading of the splash:

sudo -s
echo FRAMEBUFFER=y >>/etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
update-initramfs -u

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to use the grub background install grub customizer following this


4 years ago

And I don't think it's the problem with your theme. Maybe it is? Here's what happens.




5 years ago

Hi Brahimsalem. I've modified your theme and posted it here I didn't like the original logo with glow and loading dots. Hope you don't mind and maybe you'll like my change. If you have any comments on my modifications or want to change title, description, readme or anything, just let me know.


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Plymouth is a bootsplash for Linux supporting animations using Direct Rendering Manager and KMS driver. It gets packed into the initrd. Besides eye-candy, Plymouth also handles user interaction during boot. Wikipedia

Installation instructions:

  1. copy YOURTHEME folder to usr/share/plymouth/themes/YOURTHEME

  2. run in terminal:

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme YOURTHEME -R