Posts Tagged ‘splash’

Plymouth Manager | Change Your Boot Theme

If you’re fortunate enough to have a graphics card capable of displaying Plymouth boot splashes then ‘Plymouth Manager’ may just be of interest.

Features include:

  • Enable/disable Plymouth
  • Set splash resolution
  • Fixing errant errors
  • Choosing/creating new themes

Find most recent download at launchpad.net/plymouth-manager/+download

If you’re up for the task, why not help translate it to your language? http://plymouthmanager.wordpress.com/about/

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How To | New fix for Ubuntu Plymouth

Plymouth Ubuntu

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

Warning: use it at your own risk! Only use this script if you know your way on the command line and can revert everything manually in case something goes wrong. I’ve used it to fix the Plymouth on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat (with proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers) but I cannot guarantee it will also work for you (and that it won’t break stuff). The script should work with both Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

To fix Plymouth, run the following commands (will download and run the script):
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!

Fix plymouth script

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.

Revert the changes made by this script

All the changes made by this script can be reverted using kyleabaker’s revert script. There is a download link at the end of THIS post.
Credits for the script in this post: d0rkye and kyleabaker.

How To | Fix the Big and Ugly Plymouth Logo

UPDATE: Please see the newest rendition of this fix. Much simpler and faster. 🙂

http://wp.me/pR93c-8D

 


 

 

Note: The instructions provided here are created for beginners in Linux. There is no need to use the terminal. The first fix was developed by Hoa Nguyen from the Ubuntu community & Softpedia. All credits go to them! All I am doing is passing on the information that works for me. Enjoy!

Step 1: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the “Run in terminal” option:

sudo apt-get install v86d

…a terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked, hit the Enter key and wait for the package to be installed. The terminal window will automatically close!

Step 2: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the “Run in terminal” option:

gksu gedit /etc/default/grub

…enter your password when asked and hit the Enter key.

– Replace the following line (line number 9):

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

with this one:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"

– Replace the following line (line number 18):

#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

with this one:

GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024

The file should look like this:

Save the file and close it!

Step 3: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the “Run in terminal” option:

gksu gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

When the text window appears, add the following line at the end of the file:

uvesafb mode_option=1280x1024-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap

It should look like this:

Save the file and close it!

Step 4: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the “Run in terminal” option:

echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash

…a terminal window will appear for a second or two. The terminal window will automatically close!

Step 5: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the “Run in terminal” option:

sudo update-grub2

…a terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked, hit the Enter key and wait for the command to finish. The terminal window will automatically close!

Step 6: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the “Run in terminal” option:

sudo update-initramfs -u

…a terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked, hit the Enter key and wait for the command to finish. The terminal window will automatically close!

Step 7: Reboot your computer. When the system starts, you should see a better looking Ubuntu logo!

Note: You can play a little with the resolution of the first fix, as 1280×1024 may not work for everyone! Just make sure that you change it in all three locations as indicated above.

Note 2: Check out this thread at the Ubuntu Forum for a possible faster solution.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1498221