plymouth fails to start on HP Mini 500 (blank screen)

Bug #558684 reported by Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre on 2010-04-08
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
plymouth (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: plymouth

After install, with the 20100406 ubuntu alternate image, the mini fails to complete boot with a blank screen and just a blinking cursor visible. If the system is booted with "verbose" or "nomodeset" as kernel parameters instead of the default "quiet splash", it completes boot to a graphical interface.

In the case of using "nomodeset", until gdm appears all that is visible on screen is still a blinking cursor.

"plymouth:debug=file:/var/log/plymouth-debug.log" does not cause a log to be written to disk.

Disk activity usually stops within 1-2 seconds at most when booting with the default settings (quiet splash).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: plymouth 0.8.1-4ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-19.28-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-19-generic i686
Architecture: i386
 [ 14.409279] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
 [ 23.676076] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
Date: Thu Apr 8 11:50:55 2010
DefaultPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta i386 (20100406)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard COMPAQ MINI 500
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-19-generic root=UUID=aa720720-a536-4536-ad67-e7e7b6989bce ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
SourcePackage: plymouth
TextPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-text/ubuntu-text.plymouth 04/09/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: 308F0 Ver. F.01 308F
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: KBC Version 02.06
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 79316P10CP
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr308F0Ver.F.01:bd04/09/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pnCOMPAQMINI500:pvrB.07:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn308F:rvrKBCVersion02.06:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr: COMPAQ MINI 500
dmi.product.version: B.07
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

Additional notes: running 'stop gdm; plymouthd; plymouth show-splash' works fine.

Also, all I need to do for the system to boot properly is to get in the grub menu, modify anything on the kernel line (e.g. just added only one space at the end) and it worked fine. If I boot straight using the menu item, it just hangs.

Ameet Paranjape (ameetp) on 2010-04-08
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Ameet Paranjape (ameetp) on 2010-04-12
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Aidan (aidan-goettsch) on 2011-10-23
summary: - plymouth fails to start on HP Mini 500 (blank screen)
+ plymouth fails to start on (blank screen)
summary: - plymouth fails to start on (blank screen)
+ plymouth fails to start (blank screen)
Aidan (aidan-goettsch) on 2011-10-23
summary: - plymouth fails to start (blank screen)
+ plymouth fails to start on HP Mini 500 (blank screen)
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