If you want to take a fresh look at the Ubuntu boot screen, just install the new plymouth themes in the /usr/share/plymouth/themes directory. But not all topics can be set in this way.
In this instruction, I will try to help avoid some errors when replacing the standard system boot theme with a custom one.
Install a new boot screen in Ubuntu
Some users do not really like the standard download theme, so they look for alternatives and install third-party themes.
To change Boot Splash Screen in Ubuntu, you first need to select a new theme from gnome-look.org.
Download your favorite theme from the link above, unzip it and copy it to the /usr/share/plymouth/themes directory, for example from the terminal
sudo cp -r darwin /usr/share/plymouth/themes/
Now in the terminal, install the new Plymouth theme as the default theme using the command below.
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/darwin/darwin.plymouth 100
You need to replace “darwin/darwin.plymouth” with the original path and file name of your theme.
Then run the following command
sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
And change the default theme to yours (in my case it’s number 2) by entering the theme number
And the last one. For the changes to take effect, you need another team
sudo update-initramfs -u
After that, restart the Ubuntu system to check the new boot screen.
Top Plymouth themes
Now that you know how to install and change the Plymouth theme, let’s take a look at some of the ones on the gnome-look website
Windows Download Theme for Linux
Download the following link
After downloading, unzip it, but do not rush to install it, first you need to make some adjustments.
Open a terminal in the theme directory, and enter the following command
sudo nano win10.plymouth
And change the path from “/lib/” to “/usr/share/” to get like this
Save the file using the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + O”, and close “Ctrl + X”
Now you can do the steps described above, and the topic will work fine.
This topic also does not need to rush to install. Unzip it and go inside the theme folder.
Open a terminal inside this folder, and run the installation script
Everything, nothing more is required.
You can set all other topics that will be presented in the standard way presented at the very beginning of the article.
Empire Start Theme
Caledonia Tux Theme
That’s all. In this article, you learned to change the Plymouth theme, and solve some problems with installing themes.
I hope the article was useful, and if you have any questions, you can ask in the comments below.
What theme do you use to boot the system?