Install Plymouth Stargate Theme in Ubuntu

Created: January 27, 2013   Last Modified: February 14, 2020   Category: linux   Print this pageBack to Home


This post describes how to install a plymouth theme named Stargate in Ubuntu.

Stargate Theme is an awesome plymouth theme which I am now using for my Ubuntu Desktop. To install this theme, download and move the extracted folder to /lib/plymouth/themes.

Next, in terminal, type

sudo update-alternatives --install /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /lib/plymouth/themes/Stargate/Stargate.plymouth 100

To list all currently installed themes and input the number of the theme that you want to use, type

sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

Finally, run the following command to apply the change

sudo update-initramfs -u

To fix the delayed loading of the splash, we can use

sudo -s
echo FRAMEBUFFER=y > /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
update-initramfs -u