Getting back Ubuntu's default boot splash
I am a Gnome user. Just out of curiosity, I installed the package kubuntu-desktop to check out the latest KDE. The package has hijacked and replaced the nice ubuntu boot splash with the blue KDE one. How can I get the original boot splash back ? Which package should I re-install ?
If you do this, you should be back to normal:
sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get autoremove --purge sudo apt-get install ubuntu-deskop
The splash screen is selected via
update-alternatives, but the above should restore the links too.
sudo apt-get remove plymouth-theme-kubuntu-logo
If you don’t want drop KDE
If you want to quickly change it back,
sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth will give you a list of screens you can choose from.
Trying out codeMonk’s answer gave me an error after I selected the ubuntu-logo option:
update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth because link group default.plymouth is broken.
Running this command fixed that for me:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo
Turning ON/OFF the splash screen on boot is easily changeable via GRUB.
sudo vim /etc/default/grub
splashfrom this line
- Save with
sudo reboot now
Splash screen will no longer appear.