I’ve talked about this in the past, but with this release of Ubuntu 10.10 I thought it would be a good idea to bring this up again. Thanks to Webupd8 for putting together a post for an even simpler fix for this.
Fix The Ubuntu Plymouth with proprietary Nvidia or ATI graphics drivers
cd wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/57638460/fixplymouth chmod +x fixplymouth ./fixplymouth
Or you can manually download the script from HERE.
Warning: only run the script once!
After running it, the script will display a list of screen resolutions supported by Plymouth (specific for your computer). Enter the best resolution from the list displayed by the script under the following format: 1024×768-24 (this is just an example)! This is the only difference between this script and Kyleabaker’s script (in which you had edit the script with your Plymouth screen resolution and most people never knew what’s the maximum resolution supported by Plymouth for their computers).
If hwinfo (which is automatically ran by the script) doesn’t display the supported resolutions for your monitor, see the second solution from HERE.