Mint 11 RC boot splash illegible

Bug #781912 reported by Glen Robinson on 2011-05-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

Linux Mint 11 Gnome dvd 32-bit RC. On my netbook (HP mini210) the splash screen (apparently from /boot/boot/grub/linuxmint.png) is a very bright gray. The white text is very difficult to read. I have multiple OS's in partitions - Windows 7, Mint 10, Ubuntu 11.04, and Fusion 14. I believe you ought to rethink the splash screen and/or the color for the text so that menu entries are more visible. I think the black background that was used with Mint 10 would be a much better choice. Obviously, you could change the logo in the center to reflect 11, but a black background would work quite a bit better.

Please provide a picture, if possible, of the menu.

Changed in linuxmint:
milestone: none → katya-stable
assignee: nobody → Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
importance: Undecided → Low

On 05/13/2011 03:38 AM, Clement Lefebvre wrote:
> Please provide a picture, if possible, of the menu.
> ** Changed in: linuxmint
> Milestone: None => katya-stable
> ** Changed in: linuxmint
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
> ** Changed in: linuxmint
> Importance: Undecided => Low
I do not know how to accomplish that, I am looking at it on the netbook
and only grub is running at the time. I assume that the image is at
some offset from the mbr. Is it possible to grab the image with 'dd'?
If so, what are the appropriate offsets, counts, etc. Alternatively,
since the image background appears to be /boot/boot/grub/linuxmint.png,
perhaps I could use gimp to combine the .png with white text matching
the menu items. I will attempt that later today and see how closely it
matches what I see at boot - if a match I will grab a screenshot and
send it.

Glen Robinson (glentrobfc) wrote :

I could not figure out how to get a screenshot. However, I did manipulate linuxmint.png with gimp. I added a layer, set the levels output 0..120 instead of 0..255, and then merged down. I've attached the resullting png. (working.png). I ran sudo update-grub, and the resulting boot splash screen was much easier to read for my 71 year old eyes. It still has, I believe, the desired mint splash, but because the image is darker, the white text shows up quite a bit better.

Glen Robinson (glentrobfc) wrote :

Sorry attached the wrong file. The correct one is attached now (linuxmint-orig-120.png). This was the file I have as linuxmint.png in /boot/grub and /boot/boot/grub. The update-grub command returned.
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found background image: linuxmint.png
Found Debian background: linuxmint.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /memtest86+.bin
Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1
Found Linux Mint 10 Julia (10) on /dev/sda10

Thanks Glen

Changed in linuxmint:
importance: Low → Medium
chemicalfan (mike-lumsden) wrote :

Does this bug apply to any of the currently supported releases (i.e. Maya, Nadia, Olivia, or Petra)? If not, this bug should be closed.

chemicalfan (mike-lumsden) wrote :

No reply from OP - closing the bug report as no longer applicable.
Please re-raise if this affects a currently supported release (Maya, Petra or Qiana)

Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Invalid
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