Cinnamon Mint Plymouth Splash

Plymouth Themes linux mint

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The Cinnamon Mint Plymouth Splash is a combination of the Linux Mint Logo and its Cinnamon desktop logo. This animated boot splash morphs from the Linux Mint logo like a leaf changes color with the seasons.

How to Install Boot Themes on Linux Mint

1. Copy the new theme under /usr/share/plymouth/themes/
$ sudo cp -r new-theme/ /usr/share/plymouth/themes/

2. Update the theme menu
$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /lib/plymouth/themes/cinnamon-mint/cinnamon-mint.plymouth 100

3. Choose the custom theme from Plymouth menu
$ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

4. Update $ sudo initramfs
$ sudo update-initramfs -u

*** 5. Edit framerate for smoother animation ***
$ sudo -s
$ echo FRAMEBUFFER=y >>/etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
$ update-initramfs -u
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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