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on my Debian box, I have installed Plymouth for a splash screen. I have tried updating the theme but everytime I use the commands:

/usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-theme myTHEME

and then try to update it with: update-initramfs -u and add the word splash to the /etc/default/grub file and update the grub by: update-grub

the theme i get are simple blue and white bars at the bottom of the screen and the word Debian appears. I've tried changing to the default installed themes and still i have the same theme. Is there something I'm not doing to update it properly?

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  • Simple? Is it text mode? Make sure you have a drm driver at boot time.
    – M Noit
    Jan 14, 2014 at 4:55
  • Simple - there's nothing fancy about the blue progress bar. Text Mode- how do I check for that? DRM driver at Boot Time- I guess I can look online for how to check but do you know how? Jan 14, 2014 at 17:23
  • did you update initramfs with sudo first? Mar 28, 2015 at 18:02

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I had a similar issue getting the boot splash to change on CentOS 6. After creating a custom theme and initiating the initramfs rebuild, upon reboot the theme had not changed. This was fixed by specifying the VGA mode in the grub configuration file by adding

vga=<code>

to the boot line, where (in my case) <code> was 791 for a 16bit 1024x768. You may need to play around with the codes for your platform to get it to work.

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