[Bug 573483] Re: Overlapping text messages in boot screen

Chris Kyrouac 573483 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Nov 21 15:03:05 UTC 2011

I'm experiencing this bug in 11.10 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650.
It happens regardless of the number of monitors I have connected (0-1).
It's mildly annoying in that it hinders my ability to debug the shutdown
process.  I had a script that was blocking shutdown.  Normally I would
be able to read the script name live on the screen while it's being
blocked, however with this bug I had to wait to reboot and check the

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  Overlapping text messages in boot screen

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Bug description:
  During the boot-up process of Ubuntu 10.04, an error message appears
  on the boot screen (just below the "ubuntu" logo and below the
  blinking white/red dots).    However, another message with
  instructions on how to proceed appears exactly on top of the error
  message, making it nearly impossible to read the error message.

  This bug is about the two messages overlapping.    See attached

  This bug occurs both when using the Nvidia proprietary driver, and ALSO when using the free nvidia driver.   It seems unrelated to the driver used by X.
  Architecture: i386
  DefaultPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
  MachineType: Dell Inc. Dell XPS420
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: plymouth 0.8.2-2ubuntu2
  PackageArchitecture: i386
  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic-pae root=UUID=7e3ac1f6-e465-4673-93a6-79547bfa7d86 ro quiet splash
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcFB: 0 VGA16 VGA
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.36-generic-pae
  Tags: lucid
  TextPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-text/ubuntu-text.plymouth
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic-pae i686
  dmi.bios.date: 03/27/2008
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A04
  dmi.board.name: 0TP406
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.type: 7
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA04:bd03/27/2008:svnDellInc.:pnDellXPS420:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0TP406:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct7:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: Dell XPS420
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

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