Problem with Quantal and a KVM

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Thu Jan 3 11:17:11 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 5:05 AM, Sander Smeenk <ssmeenk at> wrote:
> Quoting Jordon Bedwell (jordon at
>> > I agree, just did not want to say it. I get the feeling there
>> > are a lot of people working on Linux these days who have never
>> > set foot into a data centre.
>> Your statement is full of fail and horseshit.
> Not to start a war at this beautiful start of 2013, but your reply isn't
> really constructive either, Jordon.

And bringing that up makes you a better person.

> Do you see any added value to a 'splash screen' hiding *everything* that
> is happening on *SERVER* installs?

Disable it?  It takes but one obvious edit inside of /etc/default/grub.
Pro tip: - quiet splash + nosplash
Pro tip: update-grub

> And framebuffered consoles. I can see *some* value of having larger
> terminals than the default 80x24. But the way it is now, it does not
> work on every system. Launchpad is full of "bugs" against the kernel
> because the display is blank on a device until X kicks in...

And this is more constructive than my comments? Jump in and help fix
them bugs.  Complaining is not any more constructive than what I did,
helping is constructive.  Unfortunately I don't have any of these
problems on my KVM's or my servers that run Ubuntu or Debian, so I
cannot help in this area but YOU CAN.

> On my laptop running Precise, this too is the case.

Are we on about servers or laptops? Pick one.

> It's nice for my mom. She also runs Ubuntu *DESKTOP* and is now no
> longer scared by all the text scrolling over the screen when she boots
> her computer. For experienced Linux admins it is a right PAIN in the ASS
> to not be able to see what's going on.

You would think for a sysadmin who manages Linux and even the specific
distro Ubuntu you would know that you can tap esc anytime and see the
text while plymouth is up.... you would also think you would know
about the pro tip above.

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