Archives For November 30, 1999


This simple tutorial will show you how to install and change the boot screen animation themes on Ubuntu 13.04 to replace default purple splash.

First, the boot screen animation is called Plymouth. If you’re looking a GUI tool, please refer to plymouth manager.

For manual may, follow the below steps:

1.) There are some plymouth themes available in Ubuntu Software Center by default. Search for and install what you want:


2.) To change the themes, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then run this command:

sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

You’ll see a list of available themes to the default, just type the selection number and hit Enter.

3.) Finally, apply the changes:

sudo update-initramfs -u

Now, restart your machine and see the magic!