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I've finally got Plymouth up and running on Ubuntu Lucid. Well, up and partially running - I only get to see the new Plymouth at shutdown, but considering I have an Nvidia graphics card and only installed Ubuntu Lucid in VirtualBox so far, I'll take what I can get.

Let's take a look at the Ubuntu Lucid Plymouth themes (already included in Lucid). I should have made this post about the "Solar" theme only, as it's the only one which is nice, the others are either static or just a "glow".

Here is a screenshot of the Solar Plymouth theme:

ubuntu solar plymouth theme

And also a Solar Plymouth short video (updated video, I've fixed Plymouth and it now works for both shutdown and power-up):

And the rest of Plymouth themes for Ubuntu Lucid

Ubuntu Logo:

ubuntu logo plymouth theme

Fade In:

fade-in ubuntu plymouth theme


ubuntu glow plymouth theme

I think the Space Sunrise Plymouth theme was by far better than any of these themes included in Ubuntu Lucid, and with some work it could be great to be used as the default Plymouth theme. What do you think?

Note: I don't want to watermark the images - hopefully the blogs taking them will quote the source :) Thanks!