unknown command vbeinfo (changing splashscreen) in 11.04

Abhishek Dixit abhidixit87 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 11:01:28 UTC 2011

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM, Goh Lip <g.lip at gmx.com> wrote:
> On 09/20/2011 12:25 AM, Abhishek Dixit wrote:
>> upon rebooting I checked vbeinfo command on grub shell  and
>> on grub>  prompt vbeinfo got
>> error:uknown command vbeinfo
>> but upon reboot I did not had any kind of image on the grub screen as
>> I had expected.
>> What possibly more is required to be done?
> I've never used any splash/image on grub (or worry much for the OS splash,
> come to think of it), but I think what happens is that your screen is not
> set to what the grub vbe can handle, meaning the "gfxmode" part.
> To check what grub can handle (which is different from your OS screen
> resolution), at grub prompt (grub>), the command "vbeinfo" should list all
> available resolutions for grub and you must use only what is listed there
> (it's a long list) for your splash image.
> But since you said it returns error message, suggest you try "insmod vbe"
> before doing this.
> grub> insmod vbe
> grub> pager=1      (#long list: so you can scroll) (I used here 1 and not L)
> grub> vbeinfo
I tried upto here but I again got error
error:uknown command vbeinfo


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