[SOLVED] LM 18.3 Boots with scrolling text instead of splash screen

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
xcapture1
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:14 pm

[SOLVED] LM 18.3 Boots with scrolling text instead of splash screen

Post by xcapture1 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:32 pm

I use linux mint 18.3. It started booting in scrolling text instead of splash screen (logo). How do I set it back to splash screen booting? Opened up grub.cfg file, with gksu gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg not sure if that's the file to correct the problem. I see no file in the /etc/default/grub folder. I see a grub file in the /usr/share/grub/default folder.
Last edited by xcapture1 on Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:25 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
WharfRat
Level 20
Level 20
Posts: 11856
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:15 pm

Re: LM 18.3 Boots with scrolling text instead of splash screen

Post by WharfRat » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:41 pm

There should be a copy of /usr/share/grub/default/grub in /etc/default so you can copy that file there

This line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" enables the splash screen.

After copying the file run sudo update-grub
ImageImage

xcapture1
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:14 pm

Re: LM 18.3 Boots with scrolling text instead of splash screen

Post by xcapture1 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:02 pm

WharfRat wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:41 pm
There should be a copy of /usr/share/grub/default/grub in /etc/default so you can copy that file there

This line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" enables the splash screen.

After copying the file run sudo update-grub
To copy grub file from /usr/share/grub/default to /etc/default, I need root permission to copy the file. How to get permission to copy file? Can I use gksudo nautilus?

xcapture1
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:14 pm

Re: LM 18.3 Boots with scrolling text instead of splash screen

Post by xcapture1 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:23 pm

Thanks for the info wharfrat! I had to use gksu nemo to copy file with permission.

User avatar
WharfRat
Level 20
Level 20
Posts: 11856
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:15 pm

Re: [SOLVED] LM 18.3 Boots with scrolling text instead of splash screen

Post by WharfRat » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:20 pm

Sorry I was late.

You could have used sudo cp /usr/share/grub/default/grub /etc/default

However, you did figure it out :)
ImageImage

Post Reply

Return to “Installation & Boot”