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For some reason, early on in my new life as an Ubuntu user the splash screen started dropping off before the login page is displayed. I don’t really mind seeing all the technical stuff going on, and especially in those first few days it was valuable to see things that were having trouble starting up so I could debug it.

But I want pretty booting back. I found a post in Ubuntu’s Launchpad saying to just try sudo dpkg-reconfigure usplash

This did not work in my case although it might help you.

What did work was mentioned on this bug report about the way the swap partition is referenced in the /etc/fstab file. Now I doubted this very much. Swap was working after all. I did meddle with the file because of my abnormal partition scheme, but…

Just try it:

Actual Solution :

  1. Make sure you have the initramfs-tools update
  2. sudo blkid
  3. Check that swap line UUID from /etc/fstab matches swap UUID from step 2, if not change fstab.
  4. Check that the UUID in /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume matches the swap UUID from step 2, if not change resume file.
  5. sudo update-initramfs -u
  6. Restart

I had commented out the UUID and entered the actual partition reference. This worked as far as swap goes but wasn’t what some other things wanted to see. I’m not sure, but it seems like some other things might be working a little smoother now too. Maybe UUID is a kind of first class option in fstab? Anyway- thank you ktulu77