mint 9 plymouth boot screen resolution

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mint 9 plymouth boot screen resolution

Postby basti on Sat May 08, 2010 11:51 pm

With the proprietary nvidia driver my boot resultion just looked crappy. Here's a short fix:

Open a terminal and install hwinfo:
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apt install v86d hwinfo

run
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sudo hwinfo --framebuffer
to detect possible resolutions.


edit grub settings:

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sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

replace
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
with
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1024x768-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"
(means resolution 1024x768 running in 24bits color depth)
same file edit this line too:
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#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
to
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GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768


save the file and exit gedit.

In terminal again:
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sudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

add in:
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uvesafb mode_option=1024x768-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap
, save and exit.

terminal:
(enforce frame buffering)
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echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash


update grub settings:

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sudo update-grub2


regenerate initramfs
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sudo update-initramfs -u


Here's the German blog post http://oyox.de/index.php?/archives/113-Boot-Bildschirm-Plymouth-in-Ubuntu-Lucid-Lynx-10.04-aendern.html I got the information from.


best regards and have fun with mint 9 :)
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Re: mint 9 plymouth boot screen resolution

Postby beefstu on Sun May 09, 2010 8:28 pm

You should also be able to do this using the startup manager which has been included in Mint 9
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Re: mint 9 plymouth boot screen resolution

Postby remoulder on Tue May 18, 2010 7:22 am

beefstu wrote:ou should also be able to do this using the startup manager

Problem is startup manager has still not been rewritten properly for grub2 and inserts the deprecated vga= line on the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line overwriting (currently) anything already there instead of using the GRUB_GFXMODE option. Having said that the solution posted above will probably break suspend/hibernate on laptops.
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