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As everyone already knows, the highly anticipated Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
operating system was released on April 29th, after 6 months of work.
The new features of this release can be seen by clicking the link above, however... it appears that Canonical refused to fix a bug. And we are talking about the Ubuntu logo shown during boot. (Please read the Plymouth README file located under the /usr/share/doc/plymouth/ directory, for more details).
Long story short, the logo looks fine when you install Ubuntu, but, after you install the proprietary Nvidia and ATI video drivers, the logo gets bigger and ugly! Below, we provide two fixes for this issue: the first one will fix the resolution of the Ubuntu logo, pretty much like it was when you installed Ubuntu; and the second one will remove the logo, showing only a dark screen until the login manager appears.
Without any further ado, follow the instructions below to fix your boot splash in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx). Editor's note: The instructions provided here are created for beginners in Linux. No terminal hassle! The first fix was developed by Hoa Nguyen from the Ubuntu community. All credits go to him! All I did was to find a second fix and compile them both in a very easy and user-friendly tutorial. Alternative One - Fixing Plymouth's resolution Step 1:
Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option: sudo apt-get install v86d
...a terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked, hit the Enter key and wait for the package to be installed. The terminal window will automatically close! Step 2:
Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option: gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
...enter your password when asked and hit the Enter key.
- Replace the following line (line number 9): GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
with this one: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"
- Replace the following line (line number 18): #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
with this one: GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024
The file should look like this:
Save the file and close it! Step 3:
Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option: gksu gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
When the text window appears, add the following line at the end of the file: uvesafb mode_option=1280x1024-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap
It should look like this:
Save the file and close it! Step 4:
Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option: echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
...a terminal window will appear for a second or two. The terminal window will automatically close! Step 5:
Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option: sudo update-grub2
...a terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked, hit the Enter key and wait for the command to finish. The terminal window will automatically close! Step 6:
Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option: sudo update-initramfs -u
...a terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked, hit the Enter key and wait for the command to finish. The terminal window will automatically close! Step 7:
Reboot your computer. When the system starts, you should see a better looking Ubuntu logo! Alternative Two - No logo at boot
Click the link below to install the Startup Manager application. Install Startup Manager
If you use Firefox, choose "apturl" when asked and install the package. Wait for the installation to finish and go to System -> Administration -> StartUp-Manager
Wait a few seconds for the program to start, and then choose 1280x1024 and 24 bits in the "Resolution" and "Color depth" drop-down menus. Also, check the "Show boot splash" option, and you can reduce the "Timeout in seconds" option to 0 (zero)! It should look something like this:
Close the application and wait a few seconds to apply the changes. Reboot your computer!
From our tests, this will make the Ubuntu logo disappear. All you will see is a dark screen, until GDM (GNOME Diplay Manager) appears.
Editor's note: You can play a little with the resolution of the first fix, as 1280x1024 may not work for everyone! Just make sure that you change it in all three locations as indicated above.
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|Comment #1 by: kikl on 01 May 2010, 17:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for the instructions. It works just fine!
|Comment #1.1 by: trinity on 19 Aug 2010, 20:09 GMT|
yup very good tutorial
|Comment #3 by: Anonymous on 01 May 2010, 18:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Can you provide a link to the Launchpad bug report?
|Comment #3.1 by: Marius Nestor on 03 May 2010, 08:51 GMT|
|Comment #4 by: bg76x on 01 May 2010, 18:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
If you follow alt 2, you will NOT be able to use suspend if you are using the ATI drivers!
it states that in the ubuntu launch pad.
|Comment #5 by: Deni on 01 May 2010, 19:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
One thing though... isn't pressing ALT+F2 and remembering to check the "Run in Terminal" button every time actually more of a hustle than opening a Terminal and pasting the commands one after another? If it has a GUI it doesn't mean it's easier. Plus, the terminal is now purple, thus less scary. :D On the other hand, you are right to avoid the terminal, as Linux haters are right around the corner waiting to see just a shadow of the "dreaded contraption" so they can start barking.
Anyway, thanks for another great tip, Marius!
|Comment #5.1 by: Marius Nestor on 03 May 2010, 09:04 GMT|
Don't ask me that... I LOVE the terminal... I use it all the time! Ask all the other users, and they will tell you something like "I don't wanna hear about any terminal" :)
And don't thank me, I did NOT invented the first fix... it say in the beginning of the article :)
|Comment #6 by: Edin on 01 May 2010, 21:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank you guys for solving this so frustrating problem, finaly its over I hope so ;)
|Comment #7 by: heepie on 01 May 2010, 22:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Great fine and a great tutorial. I never gave it to much thought about the logo not looking so good but now I'm proud to look Lucid during boot...
The grub menu resolution has changed also, is there a way on changing the logo resolution without changing the grub menu one???
Thank you anyway for this tutorial
|Comment #7.1 by: Marius Nestor on 03 May 2010, 09:22 GMT|
Yes, change this resolution:
...to whatever you want... if you want it bigger... use 800x600 or 640x480
You can also change this very easily with Startup Manager, on the "Advanced" tab :)
|Comment #8 by: Adrian on 01 May 2010, 22:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank you ... worked for me. It was nice at the beginning but after some restarts the logo become bigger not it's ok
|Comment #9 by: dwasifar on 02 May 2010, 04:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Worked great, thanks! I was struggling with this yesterday and got it a little better but still too big, and off-center to boot. Now it looks outstanding. Thanks.
|Comment #10 by: an0n on 02 May 2010, 04:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
No logo at boot? Get rid of the 'splash' part in /boot/grub/grub.cfg for your linux version.
|Comment #11 by: Jimmydoug on 02 May 2010, 08:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have followed your guide and it works - well, at least for about a second during the boot process. For the rest of the rest of the boot there's a Debian splash screen. I don't know where this has come from! Any ideas about how to remove this and enjoy Plymouth from beginning to end?
|Comment #13 by: neblogas on 02 May 2010, 14:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the first solution didn't help me. i get a higher resolution but it is moved to the right. i have tried different resolutions but with no succes. my native res is 1920x1080. "vbeinfo" shows that 1600x1200 is max supported ir grub, but when setting it the monitor shows "Input Not Supported".
|Comment #14 by: Alex on 02 May 2010, 15:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Everyone please log in to Launchpad and let the developers know whether this bug affects you too.
|Comment #14.1 by: Marius Nestor on 03 May 2010, 09:56 GMT|
The bug is now located here:
|Comment #14.2 by: Alex on 03 May 2010, 12:59 GMT|
Thanks Marius, you beat me to it. :-)
|Comment #14.3 by: Alex on 03 May 2010, 13:27 GMT|
The bug is now #563878.
|Comment #15 by: pad on 02 May 2010, 18:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Had the same problem (with nvidia)... works great!
|Comment #17 by: deepak on 03 May 2010, 02:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
thanks for the tip. before this, plymouth was not even working. and now i have this wonderful boot splash. thanks Maruis
|Comment #18 by: Jason Wagner on 03 May 2010, 09:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
If you're affected by this bug, please open a LaunchPad account and subscribe to this bug, so Canonical can see how many users are affected:
|Comment #18.1 by: Alex on 03 May 2010, 12:55 GMT|
Thanks for your help Jason. :-) I forgot to mention it before and didn't want to double post.
|Comment #19 by: Marius Nestor on 03 May 2010, 09:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Those interesting in learning more about this issue, should read the Plymouth README file (/usr/share/doc/plymouth/README.Debian)... or this -> http://ohioloco.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9123201&postcount=693
|Comment #20 by: JRKF on 03 May 2010, 19:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This works great for the boot splash. However on shutdown I get a bunch of artefacts and only the red dots appear. Any fix for that?
|Comment #21 by: silicon.shaman on 04 May 2010, 01:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Possibly a heretical suggestion ... but perhaps the solution is to NOT install [or uninstall] the problem drivers.
As far as I can tell, it doesn't degrade performance. In point of fact, at least with my card Radeon HD3450] it actually improves it. Monitor type is auto detected [which wasn't the case using the driver] and visual effects seem to run faster.
Perhaps a case of less is more.
|Comment #22 by: Gian Rachman on 04 May 2010, 10:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank you very very much for this help!!
It really helps me with Lucid Lynx (on my laptop and desktop).
|Comment #23 by: leo on 04 May 2010, 20:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Sorry to say, but this didn't work for me. The resolution of GRUB menu changed, and when I select the kernel to boot, it fails to show splash screen and login window both. It simply shows a blank black screen.
I tried to boot in recovery mode as well, but the same thing happened.
Please help me. Is there anyway I can boot Ubuntu to revert all the changes, or do I have to install it again?? :(
|Comment #23.1 by: thedevilyouknow on 23 Feb 2011, 04:26 GMT|
I am having the same issue? Any work arounds yet?
|Comment #24 by: gbytz on 05 May 2010, 05:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi. it works for me but the boot process take more time.
How can y revert the things I done and gain a few seconds on boot?
|Comment #25 by: konqi on 05 May 2010, 12:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i ain;t liked this releas =\ it's really buggy like windows!! wtf guys??
hi's not recognizeing my 3g modem,but i had not the same problem in previous releas,, even i could'nt opan a tarbol to install my drivers,it gives me errors =( i'm gonna stay with my mandriva
|Comment #25.1 by: willmsbrt on 22 Dec 2010, 00:46 GMT|
install usb-modeswitch vis synaptic , your modem will work, must be cricket or a modem mass storage , correct ?
|Comment #26 by: yo on 05 May 2010, 16:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
fine that it works, except this uvesafb modules will surely break the sleep/hibernate mode! it acts very poorly with closed drivers.
(in fact closed drivers acts very poorly with linux in general
|Comment #27 by: heos on 06 May 2010, 00:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
hi, I have a notebook dell with a video card ati 4330 a this solution does not match, and the ubuntu did not work again, if have another solution tell me
|Comment #28 by: Hwoary on 06 May 2010, 10:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It doesn’t totally work for me. The only problem is that the Kubuntu logo and the animation are not centered on the screen ! I have a part of the logo in the right and the other part on the left.
Help me please ! Thank you !!!
|Comment #29 by: Lanteran on 06 May 2010, 12:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm opposed to having a logo at all upon bootup, minus tux at the top left corner during kernel boot.
|Comment #30 by: Mario on 06 May 2010, 14:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Such stupid bug. Each time I'm convinced that I have less control over my Ubuntu system. Bad for Canonical, this is against the spirit of "Software Libre"...
|Comment #31 by: robbyrob on 06 May 2010, 21:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I found a diffrent maybe shorter way.
Boot Screen Resolution:
If the boot resolution doesn´t fit your screen resolution you can change it in /etc/default/grub by adding the line "GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1680x1050x32".
Additionally add "insmod vbe" to /etc/grub.d/40_custom.
Afterwards you need to run "update-grub" to generate a new /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
If you don´t know the available modes for your graphic card you can see them with the vbeinfo command in the grub shell.
|Comment #32 by: Fabi on 06 May 2010, 21:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Canonical is going from bad to worse. With every release we have some new stupid bugs. I think im moving to OpenSuse because i like KDE, but Kubuntu is unstable and Mark Shuttleworth only like Gnome.
|Comment #33 by: luttz on 06 May 2010, 23:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
@neblogas: your card supports 1600x1200, but your screen doesn't: 1200 pixels in height is obviously higher than 1080.
so try 1280x960 or something...
|Comment #34 by: abrad on 07 May 2010, 01:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
A big big thanks. Finally this got fixed :)
|Comment #35 by: Emmanuel on 07 May 2010, 02:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Um... what do you do if when you start up you only get a black screen?
Help plz :(
|Comment #35.1 by: rob on 09 May 2010, 02:32 GMT|
2nd this, now I just get a black screen and won't boot, should have left well enough alone.
|Comment #36 by: Drejones on 07 May 2010, 03:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
All in all a good tutorial. However, be careful with the initial command to change line 9 in grub from quiet splash to the longer line. Upon an update to linux headers grub failled to update and claimed it could not find the splash screen. As well, make sure you have grub 2 installed before updating to it. In my case, I had grub1 installed and almost broke my boot sequence. This did not work for me. And I had to replace the new values I used according to this tutorial with the old values. However if this worked for you Kudos!
|Comment #36.1 by: shashank on 04 Sep 2010, 17:52 GMT|
hey the same thing happened to me also... could you please guide me as to how to revert back the values.... plz...
|Comment #37 by: Rafael on 07 May 2010, 04:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My native resolution is 1920x1080 and not work for me. :(
My video card is a 9800 GT 512mb XFX.
I'm a new user of ubuntu and i really like the 9.10 version... but this bug really makes me sad. I like to everything work perfect...
Anyone knows another solution?
|Comment #37.1 by: Marius Nestor on 07 May 2010, 06:57 GMT|
My native resolution is also 1920x1080 (FULL HD) and I did like in the above tutorial.... with an 1280x1024 resolution. Everything is fine!
|Comment #38 by: miguel on 07 May 2010, 13:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank for the tip. Bug fixed!
Keep the good work.
|Comment #39 by: Jim Holman on 07 May 2010, 14:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This partially worked for me. I get a smaller font in the grub menu, but after selecting a kernel version to load I get no splash screen at all!
When I shut down, I do get a nicer and smaller splash screen as the system shuts down.
Any ideas as to how I can get the splash screen back on boot?
|Comment #40 by: Horst on 07 May 2010, 15:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
After installing startupmanager I decided to remove it to get back the "old version"-boot. But everything is still black! I want this ubuntu logo back! Help!
|Comment #41 by: Anaithnid on 07 May 2010, 17:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
THANKS! The splash screen being a poor resolution didn't really bother me. I noticed that for some reason when I tried to run in full terminal CTRL+ALT+F1 for example, it was the same resolution as the splash and was 100% unreadable. This fixed it!
|Comment #42 by: Peter Liebe on 07 May 2010, 21:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank u for this excellent work!
|Comment #43 by: ernesto on 08 May 2010, 05:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
THanks a lot for the instructions! worked like a charm!
question: the native ubuntu driver was able to show the plymouth screen at my full resolution (1920x1280) or at least something higher than 1280 x 1024.
When i ran the vbeinfo command in grub, the highest supported resolution was indeed 1280 x 1024.
Is this a limitation on this new driver we are using for plymouth or should I try a higher resolution and hope it doesnt break?
|Comment #44 by: LesW on 08 May 2010, 07:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Doing this has changed my theme from Ambiance to something else. Now cannot restore Ambiance, so 10.04 has lost its great looks. What a disaster....
|Comment #46 by: seaweed on 08 May 2010, 11:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
+1 thanks!! That sorted it on my IBM T40 Thinkpad. It’s now looking lovely again.
|Comment #47 by: bota on 08 May 2010, 14:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanx it works for the logo! But i have a problem: the resolution on the desktop has changed and the Screen app in the System menu can't fix it. Now I see all too "wide". What can I do?? Thanks!
|Comment #48 by: axel on 08 May 2010, 16:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
For me it did npt work at all. The ubuntu logo went from big to superbig but the grub menu seems to have change to a nicer resolution . Please tell me how I revert this.
|Comment #49 by: ubu_fan on 09 May 2010, 05:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for the Fix
My boot screen looks a lil bit better when i applied your fix, my logo got smaller and neater, you would have to have an eye for details/pay attention to small details to see the difference :)
|Comment #50 by: Patrick Gillespie on 09 May 2010, 15:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Strangely, prior to installing the ATI driver, the plymouth spash screen appeared at 1920x1080. After installing the driver, everything got ugly.
I altered your recommended 1280x1024 to 1920x1080.
The GRUB menu displayed correctly (at 1920x1080), the plymouth logo did not - still 640x480. So, prior to the ATI driver, the splash screen could manage the higher resolution, after install it couldn't.
Once I changed everything to your recommended resolution, everything worked (at 1280x1024).
Also, after installing the driver, I've been having trouble recovering from the screensavers. As another respondent suggested, the best solution may be to uninstall the driver (but that leads to its own issues - such as a dimmed screen after hibernation).
Ubuntu 10.04 still has issues.
|Comment #51 by: LD on 10 May 2010, 20:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks. Work with 1400*1050 on the 1650*1050/ Work fulscreen? splash is good. Videocard is ATI hd3200. Thanks!
|Comment #52 by: Emmanuel Villagomez on 13 May 2010, 01:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for this post! I thought I was the only one that noticed the issue
|Comment #53 by: John Hamelink on 13 May 2010, 13:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks alot for this! Works great on my 1680x1050 screen using my Nvidia 9500GT
|Comment #54 by: Dalek Draco on 14 May 2010, 09:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I followed the first guide, and now when I boot up I just get a blank screen. Nothing else happens. Please advise if there is a way to fix this or whether I will have to reinstall (bearing in mind that I've just got it PERFECT :( ).
|Comment #56 by: Marius on 15 May 2010, 13:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
marius@homeuser-89-36-80-252:~$ sudo update-grub2
/etc/default/grub: 1: an#: not found
anione has any ideea?
|Comment #57 by: Mati on 16 May 2010, 10:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
How change splash's refreshing?
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"
|Comment #58 by: juliolinux on 17 May 2010, 16:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Marius hello: Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, now I have the solar plymouth splash, and I have only one small problem, is that the screen in the grub boot and later in plymouth shifted to the left. If I correct the position with the automatic adjustment button monitor the OS is loaded shifted to the right, and the same if load VISTA, I've searched but can not find solution in the network, have tried with some changes but nothing, for now I given priority to the OS loaded fine. Do I have to go back down the resolution to Grub and Plymouth are to the right position on the monitor?
|Comment #59 by: Jose on 19 May 2010, 08:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank you for this post... i see that it was very helpful for most people here...
I have tried the first method, and everything seems to be fine, but when i rebooted, the grub menu apears, i select linux and then nothing happens.... HDD led flashes for a while and then system hangs... nothins happens, just a black screen, so i cant log in into gdm.
Is there a way to recover my ubuntu install?
Thank you very much.
I am desperated
|Comment #59.1 by: Job on 20 May 2010, 05:46 GMT|
Yes theres a way to restore your boot, without reinstall.
Just select at boot the recover mode.
then will ask for your login password, in recover mode,
#edit the file that you change with:
# restore your changes to orginal
# at finish press Ctrl-X to save and exit of editor
# press Ctrl-Alt-del to reboot
|Comment #59.2 by: Ejnar on 26 May 2010, 21:45 GMT|
Hi... I have the same problem.
Followed all the steps, but on reboot BRUB menu shows in new resolution, but after selecting linux a black screens just hangs... Recovery mode does the same...
|Comment #60 by: mykal on 20 May 2010, 17:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i had the same problem as another user poster earlier
my splash screen was big before i did this but now it is MASSIVE the word ubuntu almost fills my entire 14 inch laptop screen durring bootup and my tty terminals are just as big the command prompt is about an inch high and runs all the was across the screen
|Comment #60.1 by: vincent on 23 May 2010, 10:26 GMT|
If you are using Nvidia drivers, I had the same problem as yours. What I did was to remove the drivers and then re install it, it may solve the problem. However, in those modifications steps you enter, you may need to find out the maximum resolution that your graphic card can handle, and provide this resolution in those steps. In my case, the max my card can support is 1280x800, not the recommended 1280x1240.
Hope this solves your problem.
|Comment #61 by: oktapod on 22 May 2010, 17:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank you. When I used Ctrl+Alt+F2 or F1 it didn't display the console. But now after making Alternative One, it's back but with higher resolution which is better.
|Comment #62 by: vincent on 23 May 2010, 10:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
follow your instructions, it got worse, the splash screen got even bigger. Finally, i decided to remove the Nvidia driver and then re install it, bingo, it gave the desired results. Just for info. Thanks anyway
|Comment #63 by: colintivy on 23 May 2010, 10:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank goodness for you guys fixing Canonical's bugs for the rest of us. I am waiting for 10.04.1 before plunging in to Lucid. LTS to LTS has its problems!
|Comment #64 by: jack on 23 May 2010, 14:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I’ve an external 24″ 1920×1200 screen connected to my laptop. I’m not using the laptop screen (disabled with nvidia-settings).
Can someone confirm that this solution will work with an external screen ?
|Comment #65 by: oab on 27 May 2010, 03:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the first option: ok now I say, it could not have done before taking 10.4 distribution?
thank you very much for this tutorial for those that we are still learning linux.!
|Comment #66 by: waluyo on 28 May 2010, 09:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks, it works (Alt-1, in my case it works 1024x768 resolution Acer193HQ)
Now the nice ubuntu lucid splash is shown...
|Comment #67 by: airtac on 30 May 2010, 10:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for this, but I can't find the /etc/default/grub file where else could it be. 0.97 legacy is installed.
|Comment #68 by: Scott on 04 Jun 2010, 05:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Fixed the resolution perfectly, but increased my boot time by 6-10 seconds. I am using a HP 6540b, i7 2.67GHz and 160gig SSD, so it was immediately noticeable.
|Comment #69 by: Ares on 04 Jun 2010, 21:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hey, worked great. Thankyou verymuch. Quite annoying bug. And they still haven't fixed it!
|Comment #70 by: M. Galan on 09 Jun 2010, 01:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank you for a very good article. The fix worked with ubuntu amd64 studio 10.04. However, it changed the grub bootloader to a very small font. What is the easiest and safest way to edit grub?
Also, in ubuntu amd64 generic, there is no big and ugly logo as there was in studio. There is instead a series of multi-coloured dots across the top of the screen. Does your fix take care of this? I am reluctant to try it and potentially make things worse without checking with you.
Thank you once again.
|Comment #71 by: twistor on 10 Jun 2010, 09:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
works fine! thanks!
A couple of comments:
If you have upgraded to Lucid from older versions you may be running Grub and not Grub2. This means that you won't have a /etc/default/grub file. Since this was my case, I modified alternative 1 as follows:
- skip step 2
- in step 5 replace sudo update grub2 with sudo update grub
- In step 3 choose the resolution appropriate for your monitor
and it works perfect!
|Comment #72 by: Theadra Graczyk on 19 Jun 2010, 19:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This did not work for me. Maybe it was a NVIDIA issue, but after I backed everything out (returned all the values to their original numbers) the logo was beautiful. I'm not sure how it happened, or why, but thank you anyway.
|Comment #73 by: yuzray on 20 Jun 2010, 05:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is bad. All include me just get a blank screen after follow the guide and there is no solution or help to get it fix back to normal. I have to reinstall back my ubuntu. I am new to ubuntu and this is bad, really bad post
|Comment #74 by: Praneeth on 21 Jun 2010, 19:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am sorry to say this,but this didn't work out for me.i dont know what the problem is?
there is no prob till step 4,there after i am not asked to enter my password in the terminal,a msg like
"Found Windows Loader On Device" is shown n da terminal window is closing automatically.
there after the same problem occurs n terminal windows are closing upto step 6
can anyone help me with this bug?
|Comment #75 by: tsintegrator.com on 22 Jun 2010, 20:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is cool, it does work , thanks
|Comment #76 by: shock serbia on 24 Jun 2010, 13:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the best tutorial!!!!!!!EVER
|Comment #78 by: Bosanac on 29 Jun 2010, 08:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Whooo... Thank you!!!! Works like a charm!
|Comment #80 by: Patrick on 05 Jul 2010, 14:38 UTC|| reply to this comment|
There was one issue that I experienced. Everything worked exactly as you explained except for the font of "Ubuntu 10.04" changed. It turned to the same font you would see in text mode and the dots at the bottom turned to squares. Is there an easy way to turn it back to the original font? Any help would be appreciated. Otherwise your solution was flawless.
|Comment #82 by: Andrew on 09 Jul 2010, 15:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have changed all resolutions to 1680*1050 and it works!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Спасибо, дякую, merci, thanks, tissikur ederim, dankeshon!
|Comment #83 by: apood zakaria on 15 Jul 2010, 18:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the Plymouth Logo is getting bigger than before :S
|Comment #84 by: Kevin Espinal on 07 Aug 2010, 00:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
it works perfect thanks :DDDDDD
|Comment #85 by: gdesilva on 09 Aug 2010, 07:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
A very BIG thank you. The option 1 did not work for me but the option 2 worked like magic.
|Comment #86 by: jo on 11 Aug 2010, 22:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my nvidia drivers won't work it just gives me a blank screen, I've read that it is due to using a 64bit processor with the 24 kernal any ideas?
|Comment #87 by: masood on 17 Aug 2010, 17:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
thank you very much!! I searched all the day for a solution like this!
|Comment #88 by: Frodohack on 21 Aug 2010, 11:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i try a lot of solution but this is the best for my ubuntu... :)
|Comment #89 by: Eric on 25 Aug 2010, 05:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm stuck. /etc/default/grub does not exist on my computer. Huh?
|Comment #90 by: hamed on 27 Aug 2010, 10:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i'm hamed from iran
thank you for this.
|Comment #90.1 by: DC on 28 Aug 2010, 09:45 GMT|
Or don't muck around with all this and simply install the BURG package where the resolution stuff works correctly.
|Comment #92 by: anonymus on 28 Aug 2010, 14:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ubuntu sucks, but their plymouth does more.
|Comment #93 by: Tomsa on 28 Aug 2010, 19:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I just used option one to fix the resolution, and it has had an undesired side effect. When hooked to an external monitor, my laptop won't boot! I get my bios, a blinking cursor in the upper left, and then the boot just hangs. I'm not sure why. I'm running the i386 version, and my video card is (unfortunately) the radeon x1200 which is unfortunately, unsupported by ATI. The open source drivers have actually been very good to me, except for this. Does anyone know how to fix this, or undo the changes I made?
|Comment #94 by: that guy on 29 Aug 2010, 01:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The color didn't change?, I was hoping the color purple was going to change from purple to black after I did what you suggested here?
|Comment #95 by: That Guy on 30 Aug 2010, 00:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank you for making a tutorial, when I tried it the size is right, but like I said the color didn't change, and maybe it wasn't suppose to. So I want you to know I wasn't trying to be ungrateful. I would like this purple theme replaced with a theme like the blue hardy 2 GDM theme from here:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Hardy-blue Brave 2 GDM for hardy?content=80336
then I also want to be able to change the login screen to same theme, I want it so that we can change the theme of both the splash and the GDM theme to what we want. It's OK with me what ever they decide the default theme is for Ubuntu, but I want to have control over what themes I want installed, it can still have the same back ground engine they went with.
Here are 2 icon themes I sort of like as well which are Bluestep Humanity and Blumanity, but I like the the more true blue theme of Blue Brave 2 which has less purple, though it doesn't have to be dark. I think somewhere between Blue Brave 2 and Bluestep Humanity would be great. Anyways different color schemes and themes for different people is really what I should be speaking the most about. Give people more control Ubuntu because that's what we want. I know if this is what I want I should find them and tell them not you guys, but I guess I want this message spread about so I might try to spread what I am saying here. I am not asking for people to agree with what color themes I like, but having more control, and a lot of people will deny that Ubuntu as far as choice with the GDM and splash screen isn't as easy to customize as it should be, I did find that by dropping the icon themes into appearances that installing icon themes are a cinch and IMO it should be that easy to install GDM and splash themes, as simple as dragging and dropping into one place or loading into one place from a downloaded file from gnome-look and so forth, all the GDM themes that I tried from installing through Ubuntu Software Center sucked for me which might have been because they weren't displayed right. O, well, I am very unsure if the right people will agree with what I have to say so but what ever.
|Comment #96 by: evworld on 02 Sep 2010, 17:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I did this and now I can't get into my system. I see the grub menu and when I click the kernel I just get a black screen nothing else. Can someone direct me to a way to restore. If I use the recovery option I also get a black screen.
|Comment #97 by: That Guy on 03 Sep 2010, 12:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I wish I could tell you what to do, but all I know is that when I couldn't use the boot menu to restore Ubuntu Lucid 4 months ago unrelated to this, I used a CD with Ubuntu to back up my data onto another hard drive. I am sorry for your trouble.
|Comment #98 by: ginjaninja405 on 06 Sep 2010, 16:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have a widescreen monitor, can I set it to 1440x900 in step 2 and step 3?
|Comment #99 by: NeshR on 15 Sep 2010, 14:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Great job, big thanks!
Was looking for solution for three month already..
|Comment #101 by: Iverie on 25 Sep 2010, 07:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks very much, great guide :)
It also fixes tty's resolutions! Awesome
|Comment #101.1 by: icedwater on 11 Apr 2011, 15:03 GMT|
Haven't been able to get this to fix the TTYs on my Ubuntu 10.04. I can do without nice splash images, I hope to have my computer boot fast enough so that I don't have to see them... ;)
I can't see the TTYs, though. I can log in on them without looking, and I get to use the TTY, but doing this is a pain. There should be an easier way to get visible TTYs with an nVidia card.. anyone has other fixes which I could try?
Am contemplating uninstalling plymouth, not sure what that would do..
|Comment #102 by: KvTeam on 27 Sep 2010, 20:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The alternative method worked like a charm. Thank you Softpedia!
|Comment #103 by: sijoy on 30 Sep 2010, 12:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
thanks for this...i was getting irritated by the boot screen and even was thinking to go back to linux mint...
|Comment #104 by: Spanky on 05 Oct 2010, 13:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1152x864-32,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"
I used the above lines; because I use an Nvidia card, and a 19" CRT monitor for photography. Once the Nividia driver kicks in, I have it set for 1280x960; for the best 4:3 size, and that yields 90 pixels per inch. That is perfect, for the 19" sized screen, and photos. The problem is, these setting are picky about what was set before the Nvidia driver sets 1280x960 @80Hz. The first two lines above show what I set according to this guide. It turns out, 1152x864-32 (or -24, same thing) is a resolution that displays on the CRT without jaggies, hardly any black frame gap (it's aligned) around the Plymouth splash (like ubuntu-sunrise) and that resolution works as the "GFX_PAYLOAD" too. I just choose 800x600 for the Grub2 test, as my preference. Grub look smooth (for a change) with any gradient Grub graphic. It transitions to plymouth well and looks great (as said above) and then Nvidia takes over, for my better preferred desktop, resolution, Hz and color mode. Nvidia was picky about which resolution it WAS, before it starts. Meaning, other resolutions didn't work. I'd get basic graphic fallback, or no X at all. I had to hack, in the text mode.) It's ALL good now.
I'm guessing GRUB is falling back to a slightly lesser resolution (not the text); but it works that way, and seems to need that setting for Nvidia to later kick in.
Thank you. I hope this helps someone with a 19" CRT!
|Comment #105 by: Linux_beginner on 06 Oct 2010, 21:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks for the instructions. it works for 1024 X768 (NvidiaGTX 260M)
|Comment #106 by: niki on 17 Oct 2010, 21:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks a lot! It worked fine on my ATI video card and 13.3" screen with resolution 1366x768!
|Comment #107 by: Jose on 24 Oct 2010, 21:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
You are a genius man, this really works 4 me, I try other steps that other website says but this one works at ones!
Thanks from Santiago, Chile
|Comment #108 by: jmw on 25 Oct 2010, 00:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Another option is to use Aptitude/Synaptic/Ubuntu Software Center to uninstall all Plymouth theme packages (i.e. packages with "plymouth-theme" in their name). This worked for me. See /usr/share/doc/plymouth/README.Debian for documentation.
|Comment #109 by: Inukaze on 30 Oct 2010, 19:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi there , Thanks for this tutorial , im use this info under Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64.
I can See the Theme Of Plymouth only when i shutdown or restart the System, but i can't see the Theme during the Boot of System
Someone can explainme how to fix this ???
|Comment #110 by: jsanta on 31 Oct 2010, 03:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
To get the correct resolution for your computer you should first run the following commands (in a terminal):
> sudo apt-get install hwinfo
> sudo hwinfo --framebuffer
The output should be something like:
[Created at bios.464]
Unique ID: rdCR.aI 8Fqm51m5
Hardware Class: framebuffer
Model: "NVIDIA MCP79 Board - mcp7a-pm"
Vendor: "NVIDIA Corporation"
Device: "MCP79 Board - mcp7a-pm"
Revision: "Chip Rev"
Memory Size: 14 MB
Memory Range: 0xf9000000-0xf9dfffff (rw)
Mode 0x0301: 640x480 ( 640), 8 bits
Mode 0x0303: 800x600 ( 800), 8 bits
Mode 0x0305: 1024x768 ( 1024), 8 bits
Mode 0x0307: 1280x1024 ( 1280), 8 bits
Mode 0x0311: 640x480 ( 1280), 16 bits
Mode 0x0312: 640x480 ( 2560), 24 bits
Mode 0x0314: 800x600 ( 1600), 16 bits
Mode 0x0315: 800x600 ( 3200), 24 bits
Mode 0x0317: 1024x768 ( 2048), 16 bits
Mode 0x0318: 1024x768 ( 4096), 24 bits
Mode 0x031a: 1280x1024 ( 2560), 16 bits
Mode 0x031b: 1280x1024 ( 5120), 24 bits
Mode 0x0345: 1600x1200 ( 1600), 8 bits
Mode 0x0346: 1600x1200 ( 3200), 16 bits
Mode 0x034a: 1600x1200 ( 6400), 24 bits
Mode 0x034b: 1280x720 ( 1280), 8 bits
Mode 0x034c: 1280x720 ( 2560), 16 bits
Mode 0x034d: 1280x720 ( 5120), 24 bits
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Just pick any 24 bits resolution you like.
Best regards from Santiago, Chile,
|Comment #111 by: VSH on 02 Nov 2010, 02:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I tested both of these on Ubuntu 10.10 with the nVidia GT216 330M and neither solution worked. I rebooted twice once with 1280x1024 display setting and the other using the Startup Manager.
|Comment #111.1 by: mlupton on 08 Dec 2010, 03:47 GMT|
I have a similar graphics card (nVidia 335M) but for some reason when I tried editing the resolution for the ubuntu logo it caused the system to boot into recovery mode every time I selected ubuntu in the grub menu. Do you have any idea how I can get it back to normal
|Comment #112 by: xantov on 05 Nov 2010, 14:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my native high resolution is 1360x768-32 based on vbeinfo
it works fine! thank you for this tutorial
|Comment #113.1 by: Ger on 24 Nov 2010, 10:21 GMT|
thanks it works for me
/GS The Netherlands
|Comment #114 by: trans on 06 Dec 2010, 14:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It didn't work for me. I use Nvidia GS 8400 and p4 system. I get proper resolution while booting up but not while shutting down. No matter whatever I do I get text popping out all around the plymouth theme. I installed 10.10 on many of my friends machine and no one has any problem since the beginning even without this correction method.
I tried to disable plymouth theme by commenting "quient splash ... " line in /etc/default/grub and ran update-grub. But now I get a random # symbols all around the screen in a random manner.
Please help me to disable the plymouth theme.
|Comment #115 by: Sybil on 07 Dec 2010, 00:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am using Nvidia Gforce 7300LE. Went through the steps carefully but now I do not get the Plymouth logo at all - just a black screen and straight to gdm logon screen. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
|Comment #116 by: BajK on 12 Dec 2010, 18:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Really nice! Unfortunately 1920x1200 resolution is supported only by my secondary monitor which is off at this time and 1920x1080 is not supported by framebuffer on my machine. I stick with 1280x720 but it is much better than the old text screen in 10.10
|Comment #117 by: Masoud on 13 Dec 2010, 11:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
it's so beautiful Thanks for your article
|Comment #118 by: YoDiego on 14 Dec 2010, 22:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The first alternative worked as a charm for both "Kubuntu 10.10 i386 with nVidia" card and "Kubuntu 10.10 AMD64 with ATI card".
|Comment #119 by: Ubuntu 10.10 on 18 Dec 2010, 03:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I don't know why after I did this, I could not use other languages. But I reversed the steps back to my original bootsplash, and now I'm able to get my language back again. weird?
|Comment #120 by: ubuntuser666 on 21 Dec 2010, 13:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Great! This worked for me. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop and my video card is "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter". Now I'm able to access my TTY 1-6. Thanx!
|Comment #121 by: George on 24 Dec 2010, 21:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is the best fix around. i try many of those, but none works fine for me. This one works ubsolutely perfect. The only thing i change, is the 3 resolutions to my propper (1680x1050).
Many thanks! ; )
|Comment #122 by: dhika on 27 Dec 2010, 08:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
ih waw new linux. thanks for intructions and information. i let change to linux :)
|Comment #123 by: masa on 29 Dec 2010, 04:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Very helpful tutorial!
It really works nicely.
|Comment #124 by: Adversus on 31 Dec 2010, 09:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Worked like a charm on 10.10. Even fixed the "disk check in progress" to show its percentage again, had disappeared in the big ugly splash-screen mode. Thanks!
|Comment #126 by: phil88 on 04 Jan 2011, 08:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
but how about when rebooting/shutting down? instead of seeing the full splash screen at start, it just showed the logo and the dots without purple background.. pls. help
|Comment #127 by: Prakash on 09 Jan 2011, 06:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks a lot, i'm totally new to ubuntu i'm using ubuntu 10.10 i know nothing about ubuntu. i was having this problem for a long time i did everything in the internet but at last this tutorial worked for me, but when i give 1440x900-24 my monitor shows error message that the resolution is 1600x1200(i don't remember the exact resolution) and 75hz refreshing rate and it is out of range. how can i fix this one?
|Comment #128 by: groogh on 18 Jan 2011, 19:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Won't work for me ... I've got the Logo but in a small Size. With black Borders an the sides ... Anyone out there with the same problem?
|Comment #129 by: lvleph on 31 Jan 2011, 23:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I had to play around with various resolutions, but eventually I got it to work. I ended up using 1024-768. I have a strange native resolution of 1366x768, so...
|Comment #130 by: Dan on 16 Feb 2011, 22:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is the final tip, and seems most promising after I tried so many others to restore my 1024x768 resolution on my Compaq CPU - HP Monitor. I did as you said above, but since my monitor's optimum resolution is 1024x768, I replaced the values, but left -24 as it is. But when completed I reboot, and I can only see the Grub loader and nothing more. But the system boots up normal, and just a flicker of the loading page appears for 1 second. And the monitor is black again. But it boots to normal as I can hear the boot up sound.
What shall I do to restore it? Please help!
I think I am almost solved with the problem, but it seems the settings ( i.e., values I applied seem out of range)
|Comment #131 by: fermulator on 20 Feb 2011, 07:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This post missed a critical element in this procedure. Please update the "supported framebuffer resolutions" as per 'hwinfo --framebuffer'".
|Comment #132 by: what on 13 Mar 2011, 23:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
anyone who cannot log in because of blank screen read this thread:
|Comment #134 by: CosoLoco on 05 Apr 2011, 21:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My screen is still huge. Need help big time.
|Comment #135 by: Dementis on 07 Apr 2011, 00:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I got ubuntu 10.10 and this didn't work for me. If anyone now how to fix my problem please send it to this email email@example.com thank you.
|Comment #136 by: s1mon on 08 May 2011, 19:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi guys :)
I really need your help...
I didn't really read the whole post and tried the plymouth fix on my netbook with intel graphics... I know its my bad...
My computer only starts in text mode now...
I would like to know how to fiw this :)
Thx 4 your help
|Comment #137 by: Reedyseth on 12 May 2011, 16:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This article worked perfectly for my laptop Acer 4552 with an ATI HD4250.
|Comment #138 by: Mike on 24 Jun 2011, 19:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks alot for your procedure. It works like charm. I was looking long time for a solution/workaround for this ugly situation. Kudos to you, mate :)
|Comment #139 by: hsiyao on 24 Aug 2011, 00:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This tutorial is really great, I used it on many machines... However with Ubuntu 11.04 something seems to have changed: on machines with newer cards it's enough to just do the framebuffer=y thing (step 4) and it works, the rest isn't even necessary anymore. On older cards (e.g. nv15 old) the best possible thing I managed to achieve was to get an ascii based bootup screen.... anyone has any idea how to maybe alter the above so it works with 11.04?
|Comment #140 by: Maccus on 02 Oct 2011, 09:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The fix works fine on my Ubuntu 10.04-3, with NVIDIA 6400GS graphics card and 1920x1080 LG W2243S monitor. I have to specify the resolution as 1280x1024-24, higher resolutions do not work. Thanks for the great work!
I am unhappy with the way Ubuntu left this bug untouched for so long. It seems they are gearing up for the tablet hype nowadays. As I understand the issue is fixed in initramfs in Oneiric. I think this fix should should be backported ASAP to Lucid, because it'ts the Lucid users that had to live with this bug in the first place!
|Comment #141 by: Jartsa on 05 Nov 2011, 21:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thank you so much! This solved a problem i've had such a headache with. I could not reach the virtual terminals. Again... THANK YOU!!!
|Comment #142 by: dougiedread on 07 Nov 2011, 17:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
IT WORKED !! All the hard timed efforts with the directions changed the boot symbol and its pretty, thanks Doug
|Comment #143 by: pezcurrel on 21 Feb 2012, 06:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
On my laptop and desktop pcs with nvidia cards it was enough to issue…
echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
sudo update-initramfs -u -k all
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