Not displaying logo during startup/shutdown

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Apr 15 12:16:48 UTC 2008

Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> Is there any way to make Ubuntu not display the Ubuntu logo with the
> bar during startup/shutdown, but the service messages instead?

Use the command

gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

in a terminal (or with ALT-F2) to modify the grub boot menu. In this file 
replace every string "quiet splash" with the string "vga=normal".


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