No Boot Screen - Ever!

Chris G cl at
Fri Mar 27 09:21:25 UTC 2009

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:53:28PM -0400, David McNally wrote:
> > I only noticed this a few days ago, but my Ubuntu computer has never shown
> > me the boot screen (where it says "Ubuntu" at the top with the Ubuntu logo
> > next to it, and with the bar that fills up with orange as it loads more). I
> > originally installed 8.04 on this computer, and then upgraded to 8.10. Ever
> > since the installation, I've never seen it. I know that I'm supposed to see
> > it when the computer turns on and when it turns, but I never see it.
> >
> > However, I have seen the boot screen whenever I run off of a LiveCD. I
> > haven't run a LiveCD since I installed the computer, but I figured someone
> > might ask me if it worked when I did that, so I tried booting off a LiveCD
> > and the boot screen showed up like normal.
> >
> > I figure that there has to be something to fix this, but I can't imagine
> > what it is; maybe there's something I can put into the terminal to fix it.
> > I
> > just don't know what it is, though.
> >
> I found etc/usplach.conf, and it said:
> "# Usplash configuration file
> # These parameters will only apply after running update-initramfs.
> xres=1152
> yres=864"
> (without the quotes).
> The screen resolution is normally 1152x864, which is what it says in
> the usplash.conf file. It looks like my screen supports that
> resolution.
Have you run update-initramfs just to be sure that the usplash
parameters have been put into the boot configuration?

Chris Green

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