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    Exclamation Can't install Plymouth themes

    I can't install Plymouth themes for the life of me. It kinda worked for my ubuntu i have in virtualbox but it looks all weird. See picture.

    It was the same thing for my regular ubuntu install but now the Plymouth manager wont even open. Again, see picture.

    What am I doing wrong? What is the correct way to install plymouth manager, install themes, and apply them?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Can't install Plymouth themes

    Hi

    To fix plymouth at, the terminal, try

    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
    Enter your password. You will not see it echoed to the screen. This may fix plymouth manager but i'm not sure.

    Install the themes you want to try from synaptic package manager.

    Once installed, open a terminal and type

    Code:
    sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
    This will give a list of the installed themes. Follow the instructions and select the theme you want. Then, in the terminal, type

    Code:
    sudo update-initramfs -u
    This will update initramfs and, after rebooting, you should see the new theme.

    This has worked for me.

    Kind regards.
    Last edited by matt_symes; December 30th, 2010 at 10:27 PM.
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    Angry Re: Can't install Plymouth themes

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    Hi

    To fix plymouth at, the terminal, try

    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
    Enter your password. You will not see it echoed to the screen. This may fix plymouth manager but i'm not sure.

    Install the themes you want to try from synaptic package manager.

    Once installed, open a terminal and type

    Code:
    sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
    This will give a list of the installed themes. Follow the instructions and select the theme you want. Then, in the terminal, type

    Code:
    sudo update-initramfs -u
    This will update initramfs and, after rebooting, you should see the new theme.

    This has worked for me.

    Kind regards.
    No, reconfiguring didn't fix it.

    I have no boot splash what so ever right now Just a whole bunch of text gobbly gook.

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    Re: Can't install Plymouth themes

    Hi

    Try installing a new theme following the rest of the post. It may just be the theme you are using is corrupted.

    Search on plymouth-theme in synaptic.

    BTW: One of the themes did not work on my laptop.

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; December 30th, 2010 at 10:39 PM.
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    Question Re: Can't install Plymouth themes

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    Hi

    Try installing a new theme following the rest of the post. It may just be the theme you are using is corrupted.

    Search on plymouth-theme in synaptic.

    BTW: One of the themes did not work on my laptop.

    Kind regards
    Didn't work.

    The thing is, the manager errors when I try to launch it. My virtualbox ubuntu's plymouth manager works, it just looks really weird.

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    Re: Can't install Plymouth themes

    Hi

    The thing is, i don't use Plymouth manager so i am not sure what is causing that problem.

    Have you considered purging plymouth manager from your system?

    Maybe, it's that which is causing the problem.

    BTW: Did you get any error messages at any step when you installed new themes, selected a theme and ran the update command? Did each step complete successfully?

    What was the output from sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth ? Did you see your newly installed theme?

    Also, open a terminal and type

    Code:
    ls -l /etc/alternatives/default*
    Post back results here

    Kind regards
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    Question Re: Can't install Plymouth themes

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    Hi

    The thing is, i don't use Plymouth manager so i am not sure what is causing that problem.

    Have you considered purging plymouth manager from your system?

    Maybe, it's that which is causing the problem.

    BTW: Did you get any error messages at any step when you installed new themes, selected a theme and ran the update command? Did each step complete successfully?

    What was the output from sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth ? Did you see your newly installed theme?

    Also, open a terminal and type

    Code:
    ls -l /etc/alternatives/default*
    Post back results here

    Kind regards
    Code:
    joe@joe-ubuntu:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
    [sudo] password for joe: 
    There are 4 choices for the alternative default.plymouth (providing /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth).
    
      Selection    Path                                                                             Priority   Status
    ------------------------------------------------------------
      0            /lib/plymouth/themes/space-sunrise/space-sunrise.plymouth                         200       auto mode
      1            /lib/plymouth/themes/INT2MIL-Ubuntu-10.10-Eng/INT2MIL-Ubuntu-10.10-Eng.plymouth   100       manual mode
      2            /lib/plymouth/themes/space-sunrise/space-sunrise.plymouth                         200       manual mode
      3            /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth                             100       manual mode
    * 4            /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu_plymouth_1010                                         100       manual mode
    
    Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number:
    Code:
    joe@joe-ubuntu:~$ ls -l /etc/alternatives/default*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 41 2010-12-30 16:39 /etc/alternatives/default.plymouth -> /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu_plymouth_1010

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    Re: Can't install Plymouth themes

    how do i purge it?

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    Re: Can't install Plymouth themes

    Hi

    Lets try setting to the default splash for plymouth, ubuntu-logo.plymouth

    Code:
    sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
    Type 3 and then press enter. Then type...

    Code:
    sudo update-initramfs -u
    Your symbolic link is pointing to the theme ubuntu_plymouth_1010. This is not one i have seen.

    BTW: Is this on you VM or partition?

    As for Plymouth manager did you install as a .deb file from here https://launchpad.net/plymouth-manager/+download ?

    Kind regards
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    Unhappy Re: Can't install Plymouth themes

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    Hi

    Lets try setting to the default splash for plymouth, ubuntu-logo.plymouth

    Code:
    sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
    Type 3 and then press enter. Then type...

    Code:
    sudo update-initramfs -u
    Your symbolic link is pointing to the theme ubuntu_plymouth_1010. This is not one i have seen.

    BTW: Is this on you VM or partition?

    As for Plymouth manager did you install as a .deb file from here https://launchpad.net/plymouth-manager/+download ?

    Kind regards
    Didnt work. Still no theme, just text gobbly gook. This is my partition. Plymouth in my VM looks weird. See attached pic

    Yes, i got it from that link
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