How to fix Plymouth splash?
ubuntu at prpcompany.com
Thu Feb 19 22:53:04 UTC 2015
On 2/19/2015 3:01 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> I'm working with a machine that only booted to a blank/black screen
> after the big batch of updates following installation. Turns out it
> runs an Intel 815 video chipset, which is not supported by the updated
> version of the Intel driver (Bug 1389904
> My repair involved temporarily installing an ATI video card, then in
> Synaptic forcing a downgrade to the original version of
> xserver-xorg-video-intel, and finally locking that version of the
> package. So far the software updater seems to respect that.
> Then I removed the ATI card and successfully booted.
> 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 of the expected splash.
> I tried "sudo dpkg-reconfigure plymouth" and that did not fix it.
> Also in /etc/default/grub I un-commented and set GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768
> and then "sudo update-grub" but that did not work either.
> Does anyone know how to fix this?
Aere Greenway on the Lubuntu list pointed out that I mis-observed. This
behavior was already present even before I started troubleshooting, and
I confirmed it with a fresh installation on a spare hard drive.
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