Startup screen displays colored pattern

Bug #163117 reported by Carlo Capocasa on 2007-11-16
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usplash (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

In gutsy release version, the startup screen (Ubuntu logo and progress bar)
do not display. Instead, there is a pattern in shades of yellow, orange and green.

Other than that, boot up happens normally. Shutdown screen (Ubuntu logo and
reverse progress bar) display normally. This bug did not appear in Feisty. Hardware:
Dell Inspiron 2650 notebook with NVIDIA GeForce2 Go graphics adapter and Dell
specific screen.

Carlo Capocasa (carlotheman) wrote :

Workaround found:

1. Install startupmanager

  $ sudo apt-get install startupmanager

2. Configure startupmanager

  In the Ubuntu Menu, select: System -> Administration -> StartUp Manager

  Set the Resolution to 1024x768, color depth to 24. Leave all other settings intact.

  Close, wait for post-configuration to complete, and reboot.

Carlo

Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This kind of patterns if often a sign that the computer try to use the graphic card with a too big resolution. In your case, it has been caused by ubiquity in ubuntu Gutsy which install wrong values in /etc/usplash.conf. Since this problem is already reported as bug 150930, I'll set this bug as a duplicate. If you can still reproduce that issue with future ubuntu release, specially ubuntu Hardy which will come for April, I invite you to about this on this bug report. Thanks for the time you took to post this bug report, feel free to report any other bugs you might find!

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