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I have been messing around with Plymouth themes and have managed to bungle them. After some deleting and reinstalling, if I run the terminal line

sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

I get the error message

update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for default.plymouth

I have the usr/bin/share/plymouth folder and everything should be running, but right now I don't have a splash screen and do not know how to get one. My boot-load time is pretty slow now.

Including Screenshots of requested commands


After some fiddling, this is now the error I have which I think is the source of the problem
The problem does not rely on not having Plymouth installed

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ok by looking at your screenshot, I figured somethings out.

  • first: you doctored around alot,

  • second: the symbolic link "default.plymouth" is only pointing to the folder not a *.plymouth file therein.

So for a quick and dirty fix lets use the standard ubuntu one:

  • make sure it is installed: sudo apt install plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo

  • remove the old symlinks:
    sudo rm /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth and sudo rm /etc/alternatives/default.plymouth

  • now let's recreate them: sudo ln -s /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth /etc/alternatives/default.plymouth and sudo ln -s /etc/alternatives/default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth

As said this is only a dirty fix, for more keep commenting ;)

[#6679] Sunday, May 2, 2021, 2 Years  [reply] [flag answer]
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