Boot Splashes Redux
Recently I had to fix the boot splash on an Ubuntu MATE desktop system. The boot splash did not appear when booting. A little digging found a simple solution. Create the file
/etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash and add the following:
Rebuild the initrd.
I suspect this kind of glitch appears in other distros too. I recall having this same problem in Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE).
To some people this will seem like a simple fix. Yippee. Aren’t computers great? From a usability perspective the root question is why is this nonsense still needed on a modern Linux based system? Year of the Linux Desktop? Not as long as this nonsense exists.