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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
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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