Is There A Way Or A Means To Get My Linux Ubuntu GNU Grub Boot Screen And My Ubuntu Logo With Progress Meter At The Start Of Booting/Startup To Regain The Traditional Ubuntu GUI Appearance WITHOUT...?

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Hello. I have a question to ask you. I am using Linux Ubuntu v.12.04 64-bit LTS operating system.

I installed KDE Plasma Workspace into my Linux Ubuntu v.12.04 64-bit LTS operating system [see website: http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/kde]. Even thought I have installed the KDE Plasma Workspace GUI and desktop environment and let it remain as part of my Ubuntu system because I wanted too for future use, I have reverted back to my traditional and default “Ubuntu” GUI and desktop environment performed at the Ubuntu login screen. The changed my desired desktop environment at the Ubuntu login screen back to "Ubuntu" GUI. However, I still notice differences as lingering GUI remnants of the KDE Plasma Workspace to a few early booting/startup interfaces. I notice now that the GNU GRUB boot screen (“GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3”), followed by the Ubuntu logo with progress meter at the start of booting/startup my Linux Ubuntu v.12.04 64-bit LTS is been visually modified and redesigned with a light-gray appearance. The Ubuntu logo is different where it does not reflect the exact design of the Ubuntu logo by default. This is all shown prior to the Ubuntu login screen. I assume installing the KDE Plasma Workspace metapackage had incorporated redesign modifications to some of the system wide default and typical Ubuntu GUI appearances.

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Is there a way or a means to get my Linux Ubuntu GNU GRUB boot screen and my Ubuntu logo with progress meter at the start of booting/startup to regain the traditional Ubuntu GUI appearance WITHOUT uninstallling The KDE Plasma Workspace metapackage? Please explain. If our answer or solution is a process where it involves a series of steps, please define them too.

Please reply.

Thank you!
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Invoke the GRUB menu at bootup and there should be at least 2 previous versions available... do you see the same changes with the older kernels?

What is the output for
$ uname -a
by the way?

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@ Darr247:

Hello again. Thank you for your comment.

First, I have a question for you, may I ask how did you know I had two previous versions available??? Please explain.

To answer your questions, first, I have only one previous version available. I used Computer Janitor when i was back in the previous distribution of v.11.10 of Ubuntu 64-bit and it cleaned out v.11.04 64-bit or the starting clean install distro. of my Linux Ubuntu. Therefore for "Previous Linux Versions" on the GRUB screen, I have only "Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-17-generic" (without the quotes) and "Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-17-generic (recovery mode)" (without the quotes) options. Therefore for the previous version of v.11.04 64-bit, using the 'recovery mode' option did not revert me back to my Linux v.11.04 64-bit -- still remained with Linux Ubuntu v.12.04 64-bit LTS. So to answer your question, "do you see the same changes with the older kernels?"; I cannot help you there. Sorry.

To answer your second question, "What is the output for -- $ uname -a -- by the way?"; the answer is:

Linux troy-P5Q 3.2.0-24-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 21 16:52:17 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I hope these stats will determine the cause of this issue.

Please reply.

Thank you!
> First, I have a question for you, may I ask how did you
know I had two previous versions available???

It's standard practice to keep 2 previous versions when newer kernels are installed... while new kernels are tested on as many computers as possible before wide release, it's impossible to test them on every different configuration. If your system crashes and won't boot a new kernel after upgrading, you would be able to select the previous kernel and still have a workable system to use.

I believe 12.04 installed with 3.2.0-23-generic, so you should have at least 1 previous version available unless you explicitly removed the original kernel.

It's also not unusual to slightly change the appearance with kernel updates, which is why I asked you to check what the previous version[s] looked like.
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@ Darr247:

Hello again.

Thank you for your latest comment.

So, let me ask you. Are you saying that when the "ORIGINAL kernel' is removed from the system (This is the very first clean install a user uses of a version/kernel of Linux Ubuntu to install Linux Ubuntu), but the later (newer) kernel(s) or version(s) of Linux Ubuntu are still showing intact in the GRUB screen; then you CAN NOT go back to ANY of the older versions/kernels if I even wished to???

Please reply and explain. I know this issue is getting side tracked from the question/thread here, but you raised this new issue that I never knew existed if what you are telling me in your last comment is true.

Please reply.

Thank you!
@ Darr247:

Hello again.

I am now going to close this question/thread at this time.

I was hoping that you could of replied to my last comment above; however, I found out the solution on my own long term personal testing.

Let me explain...

The only way to restore my traditional and default “Ubuntu” GNU GRUB boot screen (“GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3”), followed by the Ubuntu logo with progress meter at the start of booting/startup my Linux Ubuntu v.12.04 64-bit LTS is to uninstall/remove while in Terminal with apt-get  the KDE Plasma Workspace environment. Previous Linux Ubuntu distribution version restorations I have found have no impact on restoring  the traditional and default “Ubuntu” GNU GRUB boot screen (“GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3”) and the Ubuntu logo with progress meter; I still receive the same KDE Plasma Workspace environment (that is the same GNU GRUB boot screen and Ubuntu logo with progress meter).  

Therefore, once the KDE Plasma Workspace environment is installed, certain or specific elements of the Linux Ubuntu early startup GUI screens are presented in the KDE Plasma Workspace environment and cannot be altered unless the KDE Plasma Workspace environment is uninstalled or removed regardless of the Linux Ubuntu distribution version installed. This has no impact on the GUI selection of the Linux Uubntu Desktop environment the user wishes to use at the Linux Ubuntu Login screen however.

Since I have answered my own question, I am going to award myself the Accepted Solution to this question/thread. Since I cannot take the points with me. So for your effort and time to assist me, plus the tidbit point you made I have learned regarding Linux Ubuntu distributions versions, " It's standard practice to keep 2 previous versions when newer kernels are installed... " ...I am awarding you the points to your last comment that contains this statement, thank you!

Again, thank you very much!
Interesting. I guess I'm going to have to uninstall plasma and see what options I gain.

I just recently discovered the
unity --reset
command after screwing up the desktop on the machine I have with 12.04 on it, trying to figure out how to get rid of the shared file/edit/view menu on the top panel.
It was completly borked - couldn't resize or move any windows, the menu bar was gone from the left side and the top panel was gone, too. Had to Ctrl+Alt+F2 and login a command line where I could run "sudo su -" to take root, then run unity --reset and reboot.

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@ Darr247:

Again, thank you very much for your help!

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