Ubuntu: Revert to traditional boot splash in 9.10


I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the boot splash that comes with the new Ubuntu 9.10.  It feels unfinished and sort of random.  First there’s the black screen with white logo, then a black screen, then a glowing white Ubuntu logo and throbber on a turdy-brown background, fading into the desktop.  There’s no progress bar any more.  I liked the old way better.  Here’s how to change it back.