Splashy is a linux-boot graphical boot screen thinger. It aims to make your booting process into x11 more full of rounded corners and less of 1970’s terminal text streaking by.
Want to get rid of it? Well, make sure to purge it when you remove it, or your system will fail partway through the init scripts on the next boot. You won’t have x11 or networking or dbus. You will have a screen full of errors and a login prompt. So make sure you do:
sudo apt-get --purge remove splashy
However, if you already did just a apt-get remove splashy just like you’d do for any other package, and now your system suddenly won’t boot past 1980, what should you do? Kill the offending file.
sudo rm -ffffffffffffffff /etc/lsb-base-logging.sh
And reboot. Your system should come back up with networking and all. At this point you probably want to re-install splashy then re-remove it using the –purge option to get rid of all its last traces.