The return of the text-mode nvidia splash screen

Bug #863719 reported by Mark Greenwood on 2011-09-30
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #854967: boot to rescue mode in Oneiric. Edit Remove
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nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Up until today, running the oneiric beta, I've been pleasantly surprised to find that, even though I have an NVIDIA graphics card and I use the proprietary driver, I still got a graphical splash screen from plymouth (albeit a low resolution one). This was a great improvement over the text mode splash screen I get on my natty installation. Then today, woe... I installed some updates and the old ugly text-mode splash screen has returned.
I don't know how to recover the list of the packages I updated today but I usually update every day so that should help narrow it down.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: plymouth 0.8.2-2ubuntu28
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.19-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Sep 30 23:47:07 2011
DefaultPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/kubuntu-logo/kubuntu-logo.plymouth
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110921.2)
MachineType: Sony Corporation VGN-FZ31M
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
 Socket 0:
   no card
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=9d7ab835-c9ed-42a0-b9d2-caa1b50702b2 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7

ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=9d7ab835-c9ed-42a0-b9d2-caa1b50702b2 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: plymouth
TextPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/kubuntu-text/kubuntu-text.plymouth
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 12/21/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
dmi.bios.version: R2110J7
dmi.board.asset.tag: N/A VAIO
dmi.board.vendor: Sony Corporation
dmi.board.version: N/A
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: N/A
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Sony Corporation
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLTD:bvrR2110J7:bd12/21/2007:svnSonyCorporation:pnVGN-FZ31M:pvrC6005TES:rvnSonyCorporation:rnVAIO:rvrN/A:cvnSonyCorporation:ct10:cvrN/A: VGN-FZ31M
dmi.product.version: C6005TES
dmi.sys.vendor: Sony Corporation

Mark Greenwood (fatgerman) wrote :
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

This change is due to an upload of the nvidia-graphics-drivers packages today. I'm not sure if there's anything further that can be done here to improve matters without regressing elsewhere, but plymouth can only work with what the kernel gives us - and nvidia is changing that. Reassigning.

affects: plymouth (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
bugbot (bugbot) on 2011-10-01
tags: added: kubuntu
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