I just installed Kubuntu 10.04 on my Desktop computer. Prior to KDM loading, all I get is a blank, black screen with no Plymouth splash screen. I'm confident that this issue is not related to KDE but would apply to all Ubuntu variants. Here are my computer specs:
Kubuntu 10.04 x64 running with all updates
Dell Studio Desktop
Intel Quad-Core Processor 2.66Ghz
Intel Integrated Graphics
I should note that I have full desktop effects running smoothly under KDE with compositing enabled, so my integrated graphics is not necessarily the problem unless Plymouth is not loading the graphics drivers successfully.
I recently bought a new laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon 5470HD graphics card in it and installed ubuntu. Everything works just fine, but at the startup, no plymouth splash screen comes up, just a black screen with a white dash...
I'm currently running Linux Mint 10. Since I have an nVidia graphics card, I installed the driver and used this fix to fix the Plymouth bootsplash afterward because it was in text-mode for the bootsplash. I have since installed and configured e4rat to cache files at boot. It seems to have sped up things considerably, but has also re-broken my bootsplash. The resolution is correct, and plymouth is running, but the splash doesn't show.
Is there a way to get Plymouth using the uvesafb driver AND play along with e4rat?
I am using 64-bit Linux Mint. My copy of e4rat is compiled from source because the prebuilt package was 32-bit only My graphics card is nVidia 9800M GS (notebook) The splash screen appears during shutdown as it did before. It's only the boot splash that is affected.
Fooling around with trying to edit splash themes, and in trying to apply one, I broke the startup splash. The shutdown splash still works. I know that update-initramfs -u is supposed to fix this, but it hasn't. I run dpkg-reconfigure plymouth, and it gives me the list of themes; I can pick one, and it seems to do its thing; I run update-initramfs -u, and that looks like it worked too; but then I reboot, and the shutdown splash is unchanged, and the startup splash is just a black screen until GDM loads. It's as if I hadn't changed anything.
Trying to tweak my boot-up time. I changed the FRAMEBUFFER (/etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash) from "n" to "y". But it actually increased my boot time- as I now get two plymouth splash screens (one, followed by a brief black screen, then another Plymouth splash)
Changing the FRAMEBUFFER back to "n" results in NO splash screen.
How do I get back to just having one splash screen (as opposed to two or none)????
After installing the proprietary nVidia drivers for my 8800 GT, the purple UBUNTU boot screen got gigantic and ugly.I installed startupmanager and changed the settings from 640x480 to 1024x768.The result was a garbage (scrabbled) boot up splash (UBUNTU)That didn't work out so I set everything back to 640x480 but that made it go to no splash on boot (black screen until GDM), and a garbage UBUNTU splash on shut down.How can I just put it back to the ugly / gigantic boot screen that was there before I screwed it all up?
I have installed Lucid two weeks ago and I have a lot of problems to configure my video card Nvidia Geforce gtx260. Thanks to the help of ubuntu forums members I have correctly installed it and now I can use Compiz fusion and other amusements.
A particular problem is that as i choose Ubuntu from Grub menu the splash animation I've seen using the installation dvd ramdrive now doesn't start and i am directly addressed to the desktop username/password.
In your view could it depend on my video card? If yes what can i do to make the spash working (plymouth or others)?
I recently upgraded to 64-bit maverick (from 64-bit lucid) and I'm getting this ugly boot splash now - it's a purple screen with a very basic "ubuntu 10.10" written in terminal font and four dots underneath. I am running a dell xps m1530 with nvidia graphics card, and haven't had any trouble with the boot splash before. I have run the additional hardware drivers utility and it says I have the latest Nvidia driver already loaded apparently.I have looked around the forums and tried a few suggested solutions, like updating the initramfs with the framebuffer=y line but that didn't do anything. I also tried adding a new theme in plymouth and switched to that instead, but it still doesn't come up.
really wish to customize my GDM for ubuntu 11.4 but failed to do so.....therefore i decided to use alt. such as SLiM.....I could install it properly in virtualbox but when i went to do it on my real ubuntu 11.4 ......the screen stops at plymouth theme or goes blank after loading plymouth theme......then i read further more blogs and made changes and now even if i configure SLim the GDM starts no matter what i do .........
PS : I am new to ubuntu and dont have any knowledge about scripting programming and stuff....
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.
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'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 a custom Ubuntu Disc I made with remastersys, but for some reason on some system (such as virtual box) it does not use my custom plymouth boot splash - instead it reverts back to the default Ubuntu one. On most systems, it displays my custom splash just fine though...
I fixed this issue on 10.04, but just recently (1 hour ago) upgraded to 10.10 and am having the same issue. Machine boots fine, but the screen is blank for most of the boot, and plymouth is up for about a half second before I get to the login screen.I've tried searching the threads, but for the life of me I can't find the solution and can't remember what I did to fix it on Lucid.
I received the Ubuntu CD by mail the other day and tried to install a dual boot with it. I first tried it out by running from the CD and the first problem I had was the screen froze after the splash screen. So I lurked around for a bit and found out that I can press any key on the screen with the keyboard and person to get to a different screen. At this screen I entered "F6" and then entered "nomodeset", this allowed me to pass the splash screen.
Next, I got into Unbuntu but I found out that the keyboard and mouse weren't working, so I lurked again and found out that I have to enter "noacpi" (sorry if I got that wrong, I forgot the name ). I ran by CD once more and everything worked, so I decided to finally install it next to my Vista. However, after installing it goes straight to the splash screen, and the freezing happens again. The screen where the keyboard and the person are not showing up so I have no idea how add the "nomodeset" and "noacpi". So my question is, how do I get to the screen where I can add both those things? Also, is there a way to add it permanently so I don't have to keep pressing F6?
I am trying to boot in to ubuntu 10.10 from a usb on my desktop but i can't seem to get past the purple screen with "ubuntu" and the flashing dots. The purple dots scroll for a bit but then all turn purple. I'm trying to do this on a hp compaq with a pentium 4 and from what i can tell nothing is wrong with it.
Out of nowhere Ubuntu (intrepid, I believe) has stopped loading for me. When it attempts to load gdm the screen starts flashing at the splash screen and then eventually dumps me to the terminal. From there I can login without any problems but can not get the GUI to load.
When I run sudo gdm-binary it does the flashing splash screen again and then spits out the error message: WARNING: Unable to find users: no seat-id found. Then a few warnings about longest graphic displayed 2.5xxx seconds I tried running sudo dpkg-recondifigure gdm and relaunch gdm as above and it did the same thing.
I was not able to successfully connect to my wireless network through the terminal to try to update in the hopes of that fixing the problem. Perhaps someone can give me instructions on how? (I have tried but can not figure out how to initialize wlan0).
Or, is there something I can do from my installation CD?
I have been running 10.04 quite successfully, when I upgraded to 10.10, I have a problem with the newer kernels. If I let it boot into the latest one 2.6.35-23, I get the Ubuntu 10.10 splash screen for a second then a blank screen, same with 2.6.35-22. I have to run with 32-25 to get it to load the gui.
I have an AMD Sempron 2800, 1.6GHz pc, but I'm not sure if it's running 64bit.
I have searched the forums on this problem and I am still not really clear on the fix for this or even if I should wait for final release. I am running Lucid 64bit and have upgraded through the cycle from Karmic. I am using nvidia proprietary drivers. All the time that the Plymouth boot screen has been available it has been in low resolution. As we are now at beta 2 I am torn between searching a fix or waiting for the final release. So, from what I have read I need the 'nouveau' driver to fix this issue.
1. How do I install this in place of my existing nvidia proprietary driver?
2. I am a little bit confused by the hardware drivers selection panel telling me that I have an nvidia driver installed but that it is not in use-I read that this might be a bug?
I've got a HD screen: 1920x1080p. Grub (1.98 ) has the resolution: 800x600 and Plymouth also. It is irritating me that plymouth shows a very ugly purple splash screen in a very low resolution (800x600). How can I fix that? I've got an ATI Radeon HD 4670, and use the drivers from ATI...
Since upgrading from 9.10 to 10.4 and then on to 10.10, I have only ever seen an uninspiring purple screen (current.jpg, except mine says 'Ubuntu 10.10') as my boot splash image. I have downloaded different themes for Plymouth, selected them, and then updated 'initramfs' (screenshot), all to no avail. I also recently installed Nvidia drivers, but nothing changed. Is there something I'm missing?
I already had Plymouth issues on 10.10, which was solved by this script [URL]
After upgrade, boot only gave me a blank, purple screen, so I used his revert script then tried this : [URL]
But I'm only getting a black screen. Removing vga=795 option only make it stay purple. It might be because of the multiples workarounds I tried back in 10.10, but I don't know how to clean that up. I have an ATI HD Radeon Pro 2400 card with free drivers (but I was using the proprietary ones during upgrade).
When I change the boot up theme in plymouth from the default, Fedora will not give me a login screen, or leave the plymouth splash screen, I like the spinfinity theme, however when I set that I cannot get to the login screen unless I hit esc when it is booting and never let the splash screen come up. This happens with both gdm and kdm. Anyone else having this problem?
I followed the instructions given at http://linuxhub.net/2010/06/fix-big-and-ugly-plymouth-in-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx/ for fixing my ugly plymouth screen after installing Nvidia drivers. All worked as expected. However I made some modifications in the instructions as I required.
Code: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap I used 1366*768 instead of 1280*1024.