Using ‘proprietary/restricted’ drivers for Nvidia and ATI graphics cards often results in a less-than-perfect looking boot screen.
Although purely a cosmetic flaw – it doesn’t impeded the boot speed or performance – its one that greets you time and time again. Thankfully the script below does, in most cases, ‘fix’ it.
‘Fixing’ the Plymouth boot screen in Ubuntu
Open a terminal and enter the following commands separately, allowing for each to complete before entering the next.
- wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/57638460/fixplymouth
- chmod +x fixplymouth
This last command will install extra packages should they not aready be installed). You will then need to set your desired screen resolution for Plytmouth when prompted.
For example, my screen size is 1440×900 so I entered: -
Don’t know your screen resolution? Open the ‘Monitor’ application to find out.