Xsplash does not start till very late into boot process

Bug #432238 reported by Mike Basinger on 2009-09-18
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xsplash (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xsplash

Xsplash does not start till very late into boot process, not till couchdb is loaded. That is at least half way or more though boot, with before it start, with text messages on screen.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Sep 17 21:26:25 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: xsplash 0.8.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-10.34-generic
SourcePackage: xsplash
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-10-generic i686

Mike Basinger (mike.basinger) wrote :
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

I experience the same problem - lots of text scrolls past before xsplash loads

Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
384403 (384403-gmail) wrote :

I have the same problem, it seems it gives some errors too, I attached them.

After this, the splash appears. The boot takes longer than in alpha and I didn't get those errors in alpha.

have attached the tty1 screendump of the errors/warnings.

if anyone wants to know how to do a screendump of tty1, first restart ubuntu. open a new gnome-terminal and type
sudo cat /dev/vcs1 >~/screendump.txt

the screendump will be in your home folder.

Here is my screendump.

Andreas Schildbach (schildbach) wrote :

Is this still happening for you, having upgraded to the latest karmic? There were many improvements recently.

tags: added: ubuntu-boot-experience
Mike Basinger (mike.basinger) wrote :

Fixed here.

Will Shackleton (w-shackleton) wrote :

I think the problem is that Ubuntu 9.10 uses both xsplash and usplash. This is where the confusion has come from.
XSplash is the 'new' horizontal scrolling ubuntu logo, just before the login screen.
USplash just shows the white ubuntu logo, which you might see at shutdown (it can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m64J8L4FdXo )
So all you have to do is enable USplash to start at bootup?

Rob Speer (rspeer) wrote :

Although there are no more text messages, I as well notice that usplash hangs around for about 15 seconds, then there are a few seconds of blackness, then xsplash appears. The proposed 9.10 boot experience describes xsplash starting much earlier.

The Fiddler (stapostol) wrote :

Same issue here with karmic final. Usplash appears for ~15 seconds, then a black screen, before xsplash finally appears.

Peterbeter (petervanbeek-vet) wrote :

Here same problem after a fresh install of 9.10.
But found a possible cause: by increasing (in my case) the bootloader (grub2)menu reslolution (in Startup-Manager). After a restart the text had disappeared.
Disadvantage: Text in the bootloader is very small now and hard to read.

Most likely this bug is related to Grub2 implementation.
In another desktop PC I upgraded from 9.04 (saving Grub1) and did not have the problem.

Rob Speer (rspeer) wrote :

I don't know if this is still the same bug, but: on Maverick, there is no longer any boot screen at all.

There's just a blinking text-mode cursor on a blank screen, followed by the X desktop.

Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

This package has been removed from Ubuntu. Closing all related bugs.

Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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