Installing plymouth 0.9.3-3 over the distro 0.9.3-1 had no effect on this 
system - amd64 - either.
Steps taken with dpkg for a hash-checked .deb were:

Preparing to unpack .../plymouth_0.9.3-3_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking plymouth (0.9.3-3) over (0.9.3-1ubuntu7) ...
Setting up plymouth (0.9.3-3) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling 
back to defaults
update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling 
back to defaults
Processing triggers for systemd (237-3ubuntu10) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-20) ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2) ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.130ubuntu3.1) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-24-generic

Apt complained about some redundancies, which I deleted.

After uninstalling haveged, the system hung indefinitely once more at various 
advices of processes waiting, depending on the 3 restarts I tried. GDM featured 
variously, as did utmp.  Not knowing  much at that level, I can only report 
that plymouth 0.9.3-3 doesn't fix the hang I reported upthread.  Nor does it 
change the lack of either keyboard or usb mouse/touchpad access for at least 
90s of that hang.
Another symptom, just noticed because of all the restarts, is that wireless 
networking gets a
significant delay before kicking in after the handover to Gnome - about 30s.  
With the 16.04 I dual
boot this machine to, wireless networking is ready to go almost as soon as the 
UI is up.

Reinstalling haveged returns the good handover to Gnome - about 20s, but 
wireless networking stays
slow to begin its work.

Note that uninstalling plymouth 0.9.3-3 returns the listing of 0.9.3-1 to the 
system, but a
couple of the Ubuntu display dependencies needed also to be reinstalled to get 
back a
coherent recognisable splash screen progress.
Probably time for me to get familiar with using the shell at startup.  That UI 
looks like a real
curate's egg and this is a significant bug (or set of bugs maybe).

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