[Bug 156225] Fix For the bootup splash on Gutsy.

Angelus l337angelus at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 12:52:47 UTC 2007

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kubuntu-artwork-usplash

This is a FIX not a bug repport. this fix is for all those who have the anoying stupid monitor turning off instead of the bootup splash screen or getting and blankscreen, and the next thing they see is the login screen.
SO YEAH , i FIXED i, hearz da fix ;)

if you are getting a blank screen or you're monitor turns off instead of the bootup splash, the fix is to download a kernel from kernel.org or "sudo apt-get install linux-source" and  configure it with "make menuconfig" go to device drivers, graphics ,  and you have an option to enable VESA (it's under VGA 16 something). then compile you're kernel using make-kpkg which you can get by "sudo apt-get install kernel-package. so after making menuconfig, and have configured the kernel , in the top source directory do this after installing kernel-package: 

"make-kpkg --rootcmd fakeroot --initrd --append-to-version=-some-string-
here kernel-image kernel-headers"

replace -some-string-here with anything you like, like my-custom-kernel. that command should compile you're kernel and create a .deb pkg for the kernel and for the headers. then go to /usr/src (if that is the directory where you extract you're kernel) and you will have the 2 .deb packages. install them. the installer should install you the new kernel and the new kernel headers. it will also configure you're bootloader. 
REBOOT and see how it goes. you should get a splashscreen now, if no splash screen make "vga=792" to the bootloader's kernel line. if it works, you can remove kubuntu's default kernel from adept/synaptics and keep the kernel you compiled. 
(this was somehow stupid from the developers to disable the vesafb by default, because kubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-desktop by default gives you the boot-up splash, and boot-up splash doesn't work without vesafb)


** Affects: kubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Fix For the bootup splash on Gutsy.
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