How to change the default plymouth theme manually on Ubuntu 14.10.

Changing the default plymouth theme on Ubuntu 14.10 is not very difficult. Just type this at the shell prompt. This will set the new theme.

[email protected]:~# update-alternatives --install /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntustudio-logo/ubuntustudio-logo.plymouth 100

Now we need to save our changes.

[email protected]:~# update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
There are 5 choices for the alternative default.plymouth (providing /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth).
  Selection    Path                                                               Priority   Status
* 0            /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntukylin-logo/ubuntukylin-logo.plymouth     150       auto mode
  1            /lib/plymouth/themes/7/7.plymouth                                   100       manual mode
  2            /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo-scale-2.plymouth       99        manual mode
  3            /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth               100       manual mode
  4            /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntukylin-logo/ubuntukylin-logo.plymouth     150       manual mode
  5            /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntustudio-logo/ubuntustudio-logo.plymouth   150       manual mode
Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 5
update-alternatives: using /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntustudio-logo/ubuntustudio-logo.plymouth to provide /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth (default.plymouth) in manual mode

And now we generate a new initramfs file for our system to use.

[email protected]:~# update-initramfs -u
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic

Now we can restart the computer and enjoy a new and better plymouth theme for our Ubuntu 14.10 computer! That has not very hard at all was it?

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