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The easiest way to fix plymouth with nvidia drivers on Mint

Postby Zorba on Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:33 am

The easiest way to fix ugly plymouth theme fter installing nvidia drivers is to open terminal and type:
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sudo gedit /etc/default/grub


Look for the line :
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#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480


Just underneath write the line :
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GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=auto


If this does not fix your problem replace "GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=auto" with:

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GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX="1024x768"



then update grub with this command line:

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sudo update-grub


reboot and your fine :D

Solution tested with fashion theme http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/fashion%3A+Linux+Mint+plymouth+theme?content=163634

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BTW this solution did not work for me http://www.webupd8.org/2010/03/how-to-get-plymouth-working-with-nvidia.html


If for any reason your grub menu resolution is not right, install grub customizer with this command lines:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer


and then set your screen resolution to:
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1024x768

save and close grub customizer.

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Further reading:
gfxpayload:

If this variable is set, it controls the video mode in which the Linux kernel starts up, replacing the ‘vga=’ boot option (see linux). It may be set to ‘text’ to force the Linux kernel to boot in normal text mode, ‘keep’ to preserve the graphics mode set using ‘gfxmode’, or any of the permitted values for ‘gfxmode’ to set a particular graphics mode (see gfxmode).

Depending on your kernel, your distribution, your graphics card, and the phase of the moon, note that using this option may cause GNU/Linux to suffer from various display problems, particularly during the early part of the boot sequence. If you have problems, set this variable to ‘text’ and GRUB will tell Linux to boot in normal text mode.

The default is platform-specific. On platforms with a native text mode (such as PC BIOS platforms), the default is ‘text’. Otherwise the default may be ‘auto’ or a specific video mode.

This variable is often set by ‘GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX’

source: https://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manua%20...%20yload.html






to test plymouth install plymouth-x11 by typing the following in terminal:

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sudo apt-get install plymouth-x11


then use the attached script. Or create an excutable script with the following content:

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#!/bin/bash
#requires plymouth-x11 installed
#sudo apt-get install plymouth-x11
echo
echo "Running 30-second test..."
sudo plymouthd ; sudo plymouth --show-splash ; for ((I=0; I<30; I++)); do sleep 1 ; sudo plymouth --update=test$I ; done ; sudo plymouth --quit
exit
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Re: The easiest way to fix plymouth with nvidia drivers on M

Postby Zorba on Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:09 pm

OOps i forgot one commmand line!! I have updated the above tutorial :D
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Re: The easiest way to fix plymouth with nvidia drivers on M

Postby Zorba on Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:20 pm

I haven't tested this with ATI drvers but it should work fine. If you test it with ATI please tell us the results :D
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Re: The easiest way to fix plymouth with nvidia drivers on M

Postby Zorba on Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:24 pm

I have tested this with many computers with nvidia cards and it works like a charm! Why don't the Linux Mint team add this to Mint driver-manager,so that we want to use the terminal anymore :D
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Re: The easiest way to fix plymouth with nvidia drivers on M

Postby Zorba on Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:35 am

I have invented a command line that fixes the issue if the above solution does not work. I have updated the above tutorial. The command line is:

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GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX="1024x768"


It works like a charm guys :D :D
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