Ubuntu – How to recover splash screen


I am on 11.04.My Ubuntu splash screen was replaced by Kubuntu after I installed Kubuntu-desktop.I followed the answer of daniel kullmann by mistake in this askubuntu link and I lost splash screen.Now it shows only a blank screen after boot menu until login screen.I entered the other commands from the same post but changed nothing.How can I get back the splash screen back?

Best Answer

Open the terminal and type:

sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

Select the original default and then

sudo update-initramfs -u


If it still doesn't appear then open a terminal and type the following command:

sudo -H gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash

or this command by Alt+F2

gksu gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash

This file may not exist, so you may be creating it from scratch now. Enter the following content on the file you opened on the previous step:


Close and save the file. Now, run the following command to commit the change:

sudo update-initramfs -u

Reboot and enjoy your Plymouth splash screen.

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