Thursday, December 31, 2009

Disabling splash screen in ubuntu 9.10

The splash screen is shown when you boot up ubuntu. You can stop showing it and display lot of details about your boot process as below.
Run gedit in su mode and edit the file /etc/default/grub
 sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
Locate the line that shows the floolwing
Remove quiet and splash
Then save and close out of your editor

Run the following command to update grub.
sudo update-grub
This may take a couple of minutes with out any visible feedback. You will come back to bash prompt eventually.
After the previous command is finished you should be able to reboot and when you boot up you will have a verbose boot with out a splash screen. You can experiment with "splash" alone removed from the config file.

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