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How to fix the ubuntu splash loading bar showing up on the desktop view?
April 4, 2018
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Short term fix
This is the Plymouth splash screen. As a short term fix you can disable it by editing the file
sudo powers and searching for this line:
splash parameter so it looks like this:
NOTE: You may have other options besides
quite splash. Only remove the
Save the file and exit your editor. Then use:
On the next reboot instead of the purple splash screen with moving dots you’ll have a plain black screen instead.
Long term fix
From the terminal use:
$ systemctl list-units --all plymouth-quit-wait.service UNIT LOAD ACTIVE SUB DESCRIPTION plymouth-quit-wait.service loaded inactive dead Hold until boot process finishes up LOAD = Reflects whether the unit definition was properly loaded. ACTIVE = The high-level unit activation state, i.e. generalization of SUB. SUB = The low-level unit activation state, values depend on unit type. 1 loaded units listed. To show all installed unit files use 'systemctl list-unit-files'.
Above is the the normal output. Compare yours and report any differences in your question.
Next step is to look for error messages using:
$ journalctl -b-1 | grep -i plymouth Apr 03 05:36:13 alien systemd: Starting Show Plymouth Boot Screen... Apr 03 05:36:14 alien systemd: Started Show Plymouth Boot Screen. Apr 03 05:36:14 alien systemd: Started Forward Password Requests to Plymouth Directory Watch. Apr 03 05:36:14 alien systemd: Received SIGRTMIN+20 from PID 389 (plymouthd). Apr 03 05:36:15 alien systemd: Starting Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data... Apr 03 05:36:15 alien systemd: Started Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data. Apr 03 05:36:15 alien systemd: Received SIGRTMIN+21 from PID 389 (plymouthd). Apr 03 05:39:32 alien systemd: Starting Show Plymouth Reboot Screen... Apr 03 05:39:33 alien systemd: Received SIGRTMIN+20 from PID 20980 (plymouthd). Apr 03 05:39:33 alien systemd: Started Show Plymouth Reboot Screen. Apr 03 05:39:34 alien systemd: Stopped Forward Password Requests to Plymouth Directory Watch.
Once again the above is normal output.