Binary package hint: plymouth
I have had plymouth removed for some time now due to the many problems it had been causing. All the old bugs i was experiencing have been fixed, but when i tried to reinstall plymouth my system becomes unbootable. The boot process is normal until after the splash screen dissapears. A blinking underscore comes up in the top left corner of the screen, which is what it used to do when i had plymouth installed. then it just hangs there with the blinking underscore and never does anything else. If i press the power button a bunch of messages come up about various proccesses being killed, the last of which is gdm, next should be plymouth and the shut down, but plymouth does not get killed causing me to have to kill the power. The only way to boot is to boot into recovery mode and remove plymouth, then everything works great.
Date: Sat Mar 6 01:13:08 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20100301)
MachineType: ECS G41T-M2
Package: plymouth (not installed)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-15-generic root=UUID=71761949-fd82-4179-87ff-386f767b13df ro quiet splash
ProcFB: 0 nouveaufb
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-15.22-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-15-generic x86_64
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.