I was trying to understand what Plymouth stopped working, and I came across a possible explanation:
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daniel@m6400 ~ $ sudo hwinfo --framebuffer [sudo] password for daniel: 02: None 00.0: 11001 VESA Framebuffer [Created at bios.459] Unique ID: rdCR.YmR1lN7QHHA Hardware Class: framebuffer Model: "NVIDIA G94 Board - nike94" Vendor: "NVIDIA Corporation" Device: "G94 Board - nike94" SubVendor: "NVIDIA" SubDevice: Revision: "Chip Rev" Memory Size: 14 MB Memory Range: 0xf3000000-0xf3dfffff (rw) Mode 0x0300: 640x400 (+640), 8 bits Mode 0x0301: 640x480 (+640), 8 bits Mode 0x0303: 800x600 (+800), 8 bits Mode 0x030e: 320x200 (+640), 16 bits Mode 0x030f: 320x200 (+1280), 24 bits Mode 0x0311: 640x480 (+1280), 16 bits Mode 0x0312: 640x480 (+2560), 24 bits Mode 0x0314: 800x600 (+1600), 16 bits Mode 0x0315: 800x600 (+3200), 24 bits Mode 0x0330: 320x200 (+320), 8 bits Mode 0x0331: 320x400 (+320), 8 bits Mode 0x0332: 320x400 (+640), 16 bits Mode 0x0333: 320x400 (+1280), 24 bits Mode 0x0334: 320x240 (+320), 8 bits Mode 0x0335: 320x240 (+640), 16 bits Mode 0x0336: 320x240 (+1280), 24 bits Mode 0x033d: 640x400 (+1280), 16 bits Mode 0x033e: 640x400 (+2560), 24 bits Mode 0x0362: 768x480 (+768), 8 bits Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Seriously, I'm pretty sure that before (the upgrade), hwinfo detected correctly my graphics hardware and the associated resolutions, which I had duly set up in the Plymouth-related config files. How could Plymouth work then, as it relies on uvesafb, which now seems to have "forgotten" my correct graphic card?
Edit: found that NVIDIA G94 Board is the GPU used in the Quadro FX2700M. It remains that the supported resolutions should be well higher than the ones in the list above.
What could I do about that?