I have an ATI Radeon 5730 HD graphics card. I know the open source drivers for ATI cards do not do well with the Plymouth splash. So now I am having a text based splash and a really horrible tty resolution. A few months back, I was running Lucid on a Laptop with nVidia card. I had the same problem then and I posted in Ubuntu forums and was directed to a page where some method was given to fix up the issue. I don't remember exactly but it had something to do with grub, probably explicitly telling it the graphics card parameters and forcing it to load graphical splash.
However, shortly after that I installed Maverick on the same laptop and tried to hack it with the same method... It didn't work with Maverick and my system refused to boot and kept going dark right after the grub menu. I posted in Ubuntu but the reply was a little bit late and I had to sell my laptop.
Then I bought a new one, with the mentioned ATI card... Now I have the same problem and I want to fix it but I don't want to try that method which caused me trouble last time. I know it doesn't work with Maverick and I don't wanna go there. But I am sure a workaround exists. I googled it and found the same old thread which I am weary of. Does anyone know of such a method which works with both ATI and Maverick?
Since updating my graphics driver on ubuntu 10.10, My splash screen has been inconsistant and messed up. Sometimes ill get random command lines mixed in with the usual splash, sometimes the splash wont show and it will just be black till the desktop appears, sometimes it flashes on and off. I originally tried fixing the resolution and just made the problem worse. Then I tried installing a new splash via gnome-look.org, but it just made my shut-down splash blank and didnt effect my splash at startup. I just want the original splash that ubuntu is supposed to have.
i wanted to fix splash screen, to be in 1680x1050 resulution, so i've found this: [URL].... After restart i don't have Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic, just Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode) My grub.cfg
I installed Fedora on a separate partition and during the install prompts forgot to uncheck the Grub installation. So, Fedora installed with Grub 1 (imagine that) although I was able to find instructions to upgrade it to Grub 2 (plus it recognized all the OS on the computer). So far so good, I don't have a preference whether Fedora's or Ubuntu's Grub is installed, however the Ubuntu Startup Splash screen is messed up, ie. a simple purple background with "Ubuntu" in system fonts. Is there a way to fix this back to the graceful default splash screen? Can I change back the Grub to be Ubuntu's?
It's weird, but when I activate proprietary drivers my Ubuntu splash screen from gorgeous to ugly. For instance without the drivers my splash screen shows Ubuntu and the loading dots into amazing HD quality.However when the drivers are activated the quality becomes ugly, and text start appearing saying loading pulse audio, and other stuff. How can I make it gorgeous again?
It seems the latest nvidia drivers (255.44) don't seem to work on my Lenovo Thinkpad T61 in Lucid. Has anybody gotten it to work? I've tried to just use the System -> Drivers control panel to install and activate the current nvidia drivers as well as installing it from the command line. However, when I reboot, I see the nvidia splash screen come up for a second, then the screen goes blank, and then the nvidia splash screen pops up again, and then the screen goes blank again, over and over. It seems to be in some kind of infinite initialization loop. My T61 has the nvidia NVS 140m chipset. This is frustrating since the previous drivers seemed to work ok. When I try to revert to older drivers, it complains now that they're no longer compatible with the latest kernel headers, etc. I've had to boot up into the failsafe graphics mode to be able to use the laptop.
The new NVIDIA drivers don't seem to work as seamlessly as back in Jaunty and before. In Lucid when I activated the drivers I had to do some grub tweaks to make my splash look normal... But with Maverick it is even more messed up...
Problem: The splash either doesn't appear at all (black screen) or it appears in the text format rather than graphics... In some instances it even hopelessly tried to load the graphics splash - loaded the background but the instead of Ubuntu logo and the progress-bar animation it displayed a "Ubuntu 10.10" in a monospace font.
If I re-install Grub 2 from the live CD should that reset all the personalisations such as as splash screen and colours in the Grub splash to default? In my case they are not resetting. I would expect them to revert to the default black/white you get when initially installing the OS. the Grub timeout to be a lot less than its supposed to be? e.g. the default timeout setting of 5 seconds is more like 2 or 3 in reality, and when I set my prefered value to 2 seconds it results in being about 1/4 sec or so.
I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu, and on the start-up after I pass the GRUB it goes blank for a minute then briefly shows the splash for 5-10 secs and then jumps to the login screen. Also the screen is offset by about 10-15 pixels but from the login screen onwards it is centred. (It's also like this for if I'm in recovery mode) How do I fix this and Im wondering if it is a hardware problem?
I recently installed Ubuntu Studio and after an update the standard Plymouth splash screen began to show. I tried changing it back via the "sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth" method but I am getting a blue kbuntu splash screen instead of the ubuntu studio splash.
I have been using ubuntu for quite a long time, and for the first time, I am now unable to set nvidia drivers to work. I have just install ubuntu 9.10 amd64 on an AMD 64 athlong X2 with a GEForce 6500 nvidia card.
The only reason I need the proprietary drivers is to use two monitors.
I am going crazy, I have tested everything I have found on the web. I have tried all the nvidia drivers version, I have tried envyng, ... but nvidia do not work!!
I am trying Xinerama with nv, but it does not work either!!!
Here is my xorg.conf file in which I have tried to use nv driver to set dual monitor. X fails to load and it says that screen 0 is deleted, that devices are found but there are no matches in the config file. Any clue?
I know i know, some will say "eww Proprietary Drivers" but hey, ubunt is all about having more control of the OS. Is there an easy way to install Proprietary Drivers thats not through the hardware drivers option on system?
I installed Xubuntu the other night (completely wiped machine) and started doing all the updates on it. After a couple of reboots, I changed from the proprietary drivers, to the regular nVidia drivers. After doing this, the startup logo is displayed at a really low resolution. Is there a simple fix to change this and use the nVidia drivers as well?
I've installed Ubuntu Netbook 10.04 on my HP DV2000 laptop and now I want to get my wireless to work by installing the proprietary broadcom drivers (4311, I think). But my internet doesn't work yet obviously, so I need to download the drivers to my thumb drive on my desktop and install them on my non-networked laptop.My issue is that I don't know:a) Where to get the driversb) How to install them from a local drive
I just installed Karmic beta and I'm having issues with getting my wireless driver to work. When I was using 9.04 and when I booted 9.10 from a CD, I could just go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers and activate a wireless driver and everything would be just peachy. The problem is that, in the install of 9.10 beta, no drivers appear when I load the Hardware Drivers GUI, so I can't get wireless internet.
Is there anything I can do besides wait a few days for the full release of 9.10 and hope that solves the issue?
I don't know what I have done this time, but on my desktop I have the cube effect, which is working fine. But now when I minimize a page it goes to the opposite end of the taskbar instead of to the workspaces I have.Using Ubuntu 10.04. Not sure if I have explained this properly. Also when I flip the cube to a clean desktop and open a new browser, it doesn't open on that side of cube , but reverts to original workspace and opens in a new tab there.
I wanted to try out the new Ubuntu Light theme that is coming up in 10.10 and I didn't like it because my notification area didn't match the top panel, so I restarted the top panel and my notification area was not there. So I changed back to Elementary and it still wasn't there. Then I tried restarting the gnome-panel again and my name wasn't there. >.< Can anyone help me on how to get it back?
Decided to try Meerkat. Looks great from the USB. With Lucid installed on Dell Optiplex with Windows XP - worked out ok.Installed Maverick Meerkat from USB and now no OS at all. I only get a prompt to re-try booting or to enter set-up.I installed Meerkat to the existing Lucid partitions, a / and /home partition, but I'm not even getting as far as grub-menu at boot.In the first attempt the installer installed grub to sda, (the hdd), and that didn't work, so I tried re-installing with a separate /boot, (sda7), partition, and still no love.
One of the problems is that on the Dell there is a /dell utility partition at the beginning of the disk, so I can't really move that to put a /boot partition at the beginning.Oddly, Lucid had no such problem. Lucid installed and recognised Windows XP, but when I try the same install procedure with Meerkat I draw a blank.
I Installed compiz Plugin Today And It Was Somehow Working Good.Then a terrible problem happened.when i click the right click on my mouse it do wobly windows.i can't click anything if i didn't click Ctrl I mean i have to Press Ctrl+right-click to click Something I tried to uinstall compiz but nothing happened.
I messed up with my Firefox installation so that I could install a newer version. But when I downloaded from Mozilla it was plain tarball with nothing but a bunch of binary files in it. How do I reinstall Firefox to the exact previous state from repos? And what if I don't wanna install that old 3.0 but the newer version?
I'm not sure why this is so difficult. I decided to upgrade to 10.04 from 9.04 after an update messed up my graphics and I had to get some work done rather then sift threw a mound of sparsely detailed possibilities. Also I'm not an leet coder.
So really I've installed 10.04 on many machine's with many different video card's and many different monitors. But to some magnificently obscure reason I'm unable to set the correct resolution on any single computer. Ati, Nvidia. Not intel on second though.
I've managed to scrounge up some tidbits of info on the new KMS (kernel-mode-setting) technology. I've run threw a few suggestions threw out the forums and across the net. I've tried al sorts of drivers. I've tried removing the xorg.conf but I've seen little info on why that is other then it is not needed. I've added things to /etc/default/grub, I've removed things. I've gone threw synaptic and removed everything Nvidia and reinstalled it. This by the way is always off a fresh install every time.
So here it is. I'm at the end of my rope. I know this must be some new way of doing things but It just seems odd that every computer I've tried has failed me. I need the correct resolution to work. I can't keep burning the eye's out of my head looking for possible solutions on crappy resolutions.
I'm sorry for the rant. I'm frustrated and seriously considering switching to Redhat despite having to pay for there service's. Could anyone shed some light on my gloomy situation. I want to keep promoting Ubuntu with out saying "if you can get such and such working"
For some odd reason when I logged into Ubuntu Lucid Lynx today, Caro dock is all messed up and the close, minimize, etc buttons are on the left on all of the windows.Yesterday all was fine. The buttons were on the right side and cairo dock was fine.Now, it is all messed up. I even brought the compiz icon up and clicked reload WM and that did not even fix it.
How to get my desktop back to normal. I wanted to get my desktop cube back and stuff and I ended up disabling some things that I'm guessing were needed by the sidebar and stuff. Now when I start it up all I get is the wallpaper and nothing else. Not sure what to do from there.