How to fix Plymouth splash?

John Hupp lubuntu at
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).
> John:
> 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.

Hi, Aere.

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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