Sometimes when i shut Down then the shutdowns takes time and when I open the Os next time it does not o[pen it shows the elementary OS logo and the logo flickers or the some random stuffs which have in brackets OK like this

[OK] some words

then I shutdown by holding power button and then open again .The system boots after some attempts .

Last time when I shutdown I had one node process running and i Just clicked on shutdown icon and then shutdown . But this may not be the case all time . I had found one answer but it says that the problem is solved in kernel version 4.15.0-42-generic but i am running Linux 4.15.0-47-generic
here is the answer here the error

it just repeating


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According to Dewa Sembiring on askubuntu,

Go to tty mode using Ctrl+Alt+F2, if you can't, insert a live cd then get into chroot, try to reinstall your plymouth but before reinstalling the plymouth, try to reconfigure the plymouth first,

sudo dpkg-reconfigure plymouth && sudo update-initramfs -u

if it doesn't work. then reinstall it,

sudo apt-get install --reinstall plymouth

What helps to me in a similar situation was to reinstall plymouth. I recommend doing it on recovery mode - on the grub bootloader screen select advanced options for elementary os and on the next screen choose the [recovery mode] option. Once there first select 'Configure network' in order to have a network connection and after this choose Root.

Once there type in the console

apt install --reinstall plymouth*

The * is necessary because you need to reinstall the plymouth-themes and other packages in order to fix the problem. Only plymouth doesn't worked for me.

Good luck


  • i will try it ...
    – Ashad
    May 30, 2019 at 11:05

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