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How to change the plymouth default theme

Plymouth is a graphical boot system that runs very early in the boot process. It provides graphical animation while the boot process happens in the background. Starting from Mandriva 2010 Beta, it replaced splashy to manage boot splash. Many latest distributions now are using plymouth. Since it displays graphical boot login, users usually do not bother to tinker with it.

What is the default theme?
To know the current default theme, run this command without any options:

plymouth-set-default-theme

Changing theme
To change plymouth theme, we have to know what themes are installed. To list them, run (as root):

plymouth-set-default-theme --list

You'll get something like this:

details
fade-in
Mandriva-Free
spinfinity
text

So to change to a particular theme as the default, for example fade-in, run :

plymouth-set-default-theme fade-in --rebuild-initrd

--rebuilt-initrd option is a must or the change won't take effect. You can explore other options by running plymouth-set-default-theme -h

Have fun!

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