64bit gutsy doesnt show bootsplash

Bug #163081 reported by Wouter den Haan on 2007-11-16
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usplash (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I just installed a fresh 64bit gutsy on my laptop instead of the 32bit i was already running.

During boot-time, right after the GRUB-menu has appeared, the screen goes black. I.e. bootsplash does not work. First thing i see after that is GDM. Gnome works fine and the resolution is OK. Switching to TTY1 - 6 (ctrl-alt-f1 - f6), shows a very large login-prompt with a very low resolution. After logging in, it appears that my screen doesnt show everything there is to show..

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Wouter den Haan (wouterdenhaan) wrote :
Wouter den Haan (wouterdenhaan) wrote :

I just switched back to a fresh 32-bit install of gutsy which has the exact same problem. Before i switched to 64 bit i was running an upgraded feisty, so apparently any freshly installed gutsy has this problem for me and it is not specific to the 64-bit version of Gutsy.

Siegie (siegie) wrote :

I can confirm this bug.
Black screen and Ubuntu also starts very slowly
After removing quiet and splash in /boot/grub/menu.lst .
Ubuntu starts faster.

Albert Damen (albrt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

- What is the resolution of your monitor?
- What resolution does the file /etc/usplash.conf contain?

If the resolution in /etc/usplash.conf is not equal to the resolution of your monitor, please edit this file to set it to the correct resolution, then boot again with splash enabled. Do you see the splash screen now?
To edit /etc/usplash.conf you can use the following command in a terminal window: $ sudo pico /etc/usplash.conf

The resolution of my notebook-screen is 1280x800.

A few days ago I switched off usplash by removing 'splash' from the
kernel options in /boot/grub/menu.lst. Since then the system is booting
much faster. I also tried changing the resolution in usplash.conf to
1280x800. Usplash still did not work and booting was slow again. So i
switched usplash off again.

Albert Damen (albrt) wrote :

I found a similar problem in bug 157758. It seems I missed one command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure usplash
Can you try one more time with the correct resolution 1280x800 in /etc/usplash.conf. Then run the command sudo dpkg-reconfigure usplash and try a reboot with splash enabled.

Wouter den Haan (wouterdenhaan) wrote :

That looks like it is exactly the same problem. I re-enabled usplash,
changed /etc/usplash.conf to 1280x800 and ran 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure
usplash'. Everything is working like a charm now.

So this bug is definitely a duplicate of 157758.

So the real bug is that the screen-resolution doesnt get detected

Florian Jensen (florian.jensen) wrote :

I have found the same problem on a Samsung Laptop. I had some serious problems with booting due to this.

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