How to fix Plymouth splash?
lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Thu Feb 19 22:38:59 UTC 2015
On 2/19/2015 4:32 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 02/19/2015 12:58 PM, John Hupp wrote:
>> But collateral damage included a broken plymouth splash screen. It
>> is now a white screen with full-height thin vertical black bars and
>> some occasionally recognizable pieces (the progress dots).
> I have a machine with an Intel 815 (82815 chipset) video card.
> As far back as I can remember using Linux on that machine, the display
> you describe has appeared during booting.
> The change that caused it to boot to a blank screen, also made the
> screen displayed during boot (the 4 flashing dots) finally become
> readable (at least, it was readable during shut-down after booting to
> a blank screen).
> My system can (for the time being) continue using 14.04 by having
> locked the level of the xserver-xorg-video-intel package, as you
> apparently did.
> That will keep the machine alive until 14.04 is no longer supported,
> since 14.10 also boots to a blank screen on that machine.
I noted that you were the bug reporter for the i815 bug.
And I see that you're right. I just put a fresh 14.04.1 install on
another hard drive in that machine, and sure enough, white screen with
black bars during boot and shutdown.
I must have ignored and then forgotten about the smaller problem while I
was dealing with the bigger problem, resulting in a classic case of
"barking up the wrong tree" (a technical phrase).
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