[ubuntu-uk] (K)ubuntu 6.10 Inspiron 1100 boot up screen not visible

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Feb 28 12:28:45 GMT 2007

I installed Kubuntu 6.10 on a Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop recently, and 
the boot up screens - kubuntu splash logo and the running text(?) 
(progress bar?) - cannot be seen.

The live CD for 6.10 has problems with screen resolution and does not 
seem to complete even with  the Safe graphics mode, I have to use the 
boot option F6 and append
live vga=771

As it happens, 6.06 live CD boots normally for the laptop.
With 6.10 how can I influence what screen resolution is used for 
initial boot activities?

Background details:
I know that this particular model of laptop has a problem with the 
bios not knowing or reporting the screen size, resolution properly - 
even a Dell CD install of XP produces a problem to be solved with 
particular driver magic.

Anyway, the normal display is fine because I edited the xorg.config
Alan Cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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