plymouth boot splash does not show on an installed system

Bug #1172534 reported by Jonathan Riddell
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #1171099: kubuntu - plymouth not shown. Edit Remove
This bug affects 9 people
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kubuntu-settings (Ubuntu)
Harald Sitter

Bug Description

the theme from plymouth-theme-kubuntu-logo does not show on an installed Kubuntu system in 13.04

Jonathan Riddell (jr)
Changed in kubuntu-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Harald Sitter (apachelogger)
tags: added: kubuntu
Changed in kubuntu-settings (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-13.04
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Very ugly, also you get the text prompt for the llvm encrypted password which might be confusing for some users (at a glance it looks like the system just stopped booting).

Changed in kubuntu-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
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Andy Higginson (andy-8) wrote :

I've got 2 installs, only one with this bug.
1) Nvidia 8600GT graphics card on HP Elite 8200. No issues with Plymouth.
2) Intel GM965 Integrated Graphics on HP 6720s Laptop - Text is shown on bootup instead of Plymouth.

Linking this to Bug #1171195 which is the same, it seems that the problem is with Intel Graphics.

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Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

No. The issue presented here is that for some reason update-grub is run after installation in such a way that it does not attach quite splash as boot parameters. Consequently running it manually will resolve the situation. The fix to this would also be a no-change update to kubuntu-settings forcing a rerung of update-grub at update.

Why exactly this happens I am not sure about, a first investigation seems to suggest that debian-installer's grub-installer runs update-grub before writing quite splash to the config.

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Saurav Sengupta (sauravsengupta101) wrote :

This is a workaround:-

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get purge plymouth-theme-kubuntu-text
sudo apt-get --reinstall install plymouth-theme-kubuntu-logo

N.B. May not always work.

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Saurav Sengupta (sauravsengupta101) wrote :

This is another workaround:-
sudo update-grub2

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