[ubuntu-uk] Trouble with a splash screen

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Fri Feb 2 14:37:33 GMT 2007


alan c wrote:
> On one machine I installed ubuntu 6.06 dapper then at a later date, 
> added edubuntu-desktop. I think I probably accepted an 'as default' 
> choice with edubuntu at some stage also, not sure.
> When edubuntu had served its purpose I removed edubuntu-desktop.
> So far so good, and once things are up and running, I am running ubuntu.
> However, when booting, the (splash?) screen (which contains the 
> progress bar), still shows Edubuntu!
> This machine is a demo machine and so it is important I show correct 
> screens, in the context in this case anyway.
> Can anyone suggest something useful please? Reinstall is an option, I 
> would prefer to avoid it just now though.
> Who knows which file and where to edit or overwrite maybe?

I'm going from memory here, but I think you need to do something like:

	update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so

and select usplash-default.so

I think you then need to do:

	update-initramfs -u

but I'm not 100% sure about the details of the initramfs bit.

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