During ubuntu boot phase, a beatiful Logo appear on screen, indicate you are soon starting your desktop. What about changing this default screen ? Yes all is possible on Ubuntu and mainly on Linux ;)
OK, first, try to install a new plymouth theme in the proposed list.
frederic@nostromo64:~$ aptitude search plymouth-theme  v plymouth-theme i plymouth-theme-fade-in - graphical boot animation and logger - fade-in theme i plymouth-theme-glow - graphical boot animation and logger - glow theme p plymouth-theme-kubuntu-logo - graphical boot animation and logger - kubuntu-logo theme p plymouth-theme-kubuntu-text - graphical boot animation and logger - kubuntu-text theme p plymouth-theme-lubuntu-logo - plymouth theme for Lubuntu p plymouth-theme-sabily - plymouth theme for Sabily p plymouth-theme-script - graphical boot animation and logger - script theme i plymouth-theme-solar - graphical boot animation and logger - solar theme p plymouth-theme-spinfinity - graphical boot animation and logger - spinfinity theme p plymouth-theme-text - graphical boot animation and logger - text theme i plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo - graphical boot animation and logger - ubuntu-logo theme i plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text - graphical boot animation and logger - ubuntu-logo theme p plymouth-theme-ubuntustudio - Ubuntu Studio Plymouth theme p plymouth-theme-xubuntu-logo - graphical boot animation and logger - xubuntu-logo theme p xubuntu-plymouth-theme - Plymouth theme for Xubuntu
Then, select the one you want and execute the following command lines:
frederic@nostromo64:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
Select in proposed list one of the theme installed :
frederic@nostromo64:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth There are 4 choices for the alternative default.plymouth (providing/lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth).  Sélection Chemin Priorité État------------------------------------------------------------ * 0 /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth 100 mode automatique 1 /lib/plymouth/themes/fade-in/fade-in.plymouth 10 mode manuel 2 /lib/plymouth/themes/glow/glow.plymouth 10 mode manuel 3 /lib/plymouth/themes/solar/solar.plymouth 10 mode manuel 4 /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth 100 mode manuel Appuyez sur <Entrée> pour conserver la valeur par défaut[*] ou choisissez le numéro sélectionné :
And install this theme on boot sequence
frederic@nostromo64:~$ sudo sudo update-initramfs -u
And then, reboot and enjoy !
(sorry for french screenshot... I run a french installation of Ubuntu ;)

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