How to Change Boot Splash Screen on Ubuntu


If you’re an Ubuntu user, you might be interested in customizing your system’s boot splash screen to give it a more personalized look. Fortunately, Ubuntu makes it easy to change the boot splash screen, and you don’t need any advanced technical skills to do it. In this guide, we’ll show you step-by-step how to change the boot splash screen on Ubuntu using the Plymouth Manager tool.

Using Plymouth Manager

Plymouth Manager is a graphical tool used to customize the boot splash screen on Linux-based operating systems. The Plymouth boot splash screen is displayed while the system is booting up, and it provides visual feedback to the user to indicate that the system is starting up and to hide any text messages that may be displayed during the boot process.

Plymouth Manager allows users to select and install new Plymouth themes, configure the boot splash screen resolution and background color, and enable or disable various animations and effects. The tool provides a simple, user-friendly interface that makes it easy for users to customize the look and feel of their boot splash screen without having to manually edit configuration files or use command-line tools.

Some popular Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu and Fedora, use Plymouth as their default boot splash screen, and Plymouth Manager can be used to customize the appearance of the boot splash screen in these distributions. However, it is important to note that Plymouth Manager may not be compatible with all Linux distributions or versions, and some system configurations may require manual configuration of the Plymouth boot splash screen.

Step 1: Create Boot Splash Screen

First, you need to download the new boot splash screen that you want to use. You can find many boot splash screens online, or you can create your own using image editing software.

Step 2: Open Terminal

Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard or by searching for it in the applications menu.

Step 3: Install Plymouth Manager

To install the Plymouth Manager tool, run:

sudo apt install plymouth-manager

Step 4: Open Plymouth Manager

Once the installation is complete, open the Plymouth Manager tool by running:

sudo plymouth-manager

You will be prompted to enter your password. After entering your password, the Plymouth Manager tool will open.

Step 5: Install Splash Screen

In the Plymouth Manager tool, you will see a list of available splash screens. Click on the Install button to install a new splash screen. Navigate to the location where you downloaded the new splash screen and select it.

Step 6: Set Default Splash Screen

Once the new splash screen is installed, you can set it as the default splash screen by selecting it in the Plymouth Manager tool and clicking on the Set as Default button.

Step 7: Restart Computer

Close the Plymouth Manager tool and restart your computer to see the new boot splash screen in action.


With the help of the Plymouth Manager tool, changing the boot splash screen on Ubuntu is a straightforward process that anyone can follow. Whether you want to use a pre-made splash screen or create your own, the Plymouth Manager tool makes it easy to install and set as the default. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can add a touch of personality to your Ubuntu system and make it truly your own.

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