Plymouth boot splash screen does not use the resolution specified with the "video" kernel option

Bug #622824 reported by Rune K. Svendsen on 2010-08-23
This bug affects 2 people
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plymouth (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: plymouth

If the default display resolution and refresh rate that the kernel should use, is specified with the "video" kernel option/parameter, plymouth does not use this resolution for the boot splash screen.
The virtual terminals use this resolution and refresh rate. Without specifying this option, the virtual terminals also use the resolution/refresh rate that plymouth always uses, so it seems that plymouth ignores this option and automatically selects the largest resolution available (as should be the behavior when nothing is specified with the "video" option).

About the "video" option:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: plymouth 0.8.2-2ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Aug 23 17:59:33 2010
DefaultPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100405)
MachineType: . .
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=63549b46-3e47-42ae-b5cf-a910879c041e ro quiet splash video=1600x1200@85
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcFB: 0 radeondrmfb
SourcePackage: plymouth
TextPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-text/ubuntu-text.plymouth 05/26/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: 6.00 PG IP35 Pro XE(Intel P35-ICH9R)
dmi.board.version: 1.0
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: System Enclosure Manufacter
dmi.chassis.version: OEM
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvr6.00PG:bd05/26/2008:svn.:pn.:pvrSystemVersion:rvnhttp// .
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: .

Rune K. Svendsen (runeks) wrote :
Jan (medhefgo) wrote :

I have the same issue. But after some testing I found out that plymouth would respect my video parameter if I use a text theme such as plymouth-theme-text or plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text.

On a somewhat related issue: X also does not use the video parameter. I think it would be better if it would make use of it if no section in xorg.conf overrides it.

dino99 (9d9) wrote :

That version has died long ago; no more supported

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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