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How Difficult Must This Be? solved

Postby alligoodw on Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:57 pm

Comrades:

I believe this to be a simple problem with a simple solution. I have Linux Mint 5 installed on a HP laptop whose screen resolution is 1280x800 - it's a widescreen laptop. I installed startup-manager and it messed up my grub. The only problem I'm having is the fact that I can't seem to find my progress bar during the boot process - it has disappeared and I'm seeing text instead of the graphics display. All I need to know, after uninstalling startup-manager, the program that started this mess in the first place, is what do I need to do to get that graphical progress-bar image back? It's that simple! There has to be a simple solution to this problem.

What line in menu.lst controls this function and what should it be? How does screen resolution effect this behavior? My menu.lst is as follows:

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/sda6 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/sda6 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Linux Mint, kernel memtest86+
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
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Re: How Difficult Must This Be?

Postby Husse on Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:01 am

It's not all that simple I'm afraid
Is it text all the way or do you see usplash at least a bit?
There is a bug (or something) that makes it disappear when it is to change from going back and forth to be a progress meter
I have it and so far I have not found out why
I think you can use the solution to change resolution in usplash to get it back
If you have a bit of knowledge you can try this
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=17480&p=105370&hilit=usplash+initramfs#p105370
I don't say it helps you - only that it might
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Re: How Difficult Must This Be?

Postby alligoodw on Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:08 am

To be honest with you, I fixed the problem. It really was simple once I gave it some thought.

Using the Package Manager, I reinstalled the Linux-Mint Usplash. After that, I reinstalled Startup-Manager and selected the Linux-Mint usplash I had just installed. Rebooted the system and everything was fine. Why I hadn't thought of this before I'll never know. My progress bar has returned and everything is working as it should.

Take care buddy.
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