First we’ll disable xsplash, which is responsible for the glowing white-on-poo logo screen. We will need to edit two files, /etc/gdm/Init/Default and /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default. Open the first one for editing, as root:
gksu gedit /etc/gdm/Init/DefaultIn that file, look for these lines:
if [ -x '/usr/bin/xsplash' ];…and comment them out like so:
#if [ -x '/usr/bin/xsplash' ];Save the file, then do the same to /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default.
Now we need to install and activate the old-style usplash theme. In terminal:
sudo apt-get install startupmanager usplash-theme-ubuntu-colorThen run Startup Manager (System>Administration>StartUp-Manager). In the Boot Options tab, make sure Show Boot Splash is selected; in the Appearance tab, select the usplash-theme-ubuntu-color theme. Close Startup Manager, wait for it to finish its post-config tasks, and reboot. You should see the familiar Ubuntu boot splash and startup behavior as it was in Jaunty.
If you get no boot splash at all, run Startup Manager again and check to be sure Show Boot Splash is selected; then note the Display Resolution selected in the Boot Options tab. In a text editor, open /etc/usplash.conf and verify that the resolution specified in that file is the same. If it isn’t, change the file, save it, and reboot again to check for proper boot splash display.