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Drake2k
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Non-Critical nVidia Software Loading Screen Strange annoyanc

Post by Drake2k » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:49 am

This isn't a major issue but it's mildly annoying and perhaps someone else has had this and fixed it.

When I install the nVidia drivers after installing LinuxMin 9, everything works fine except one thing.

The loading screen with the pretty LinuxMint Logo and the five lights (Even though Capt.Picard swears there are only four) is messed up. There is no logo, the lights are somewhat HUGE. There's really no way to take a screen shot but if I could I would show you.


So anyone know how to fix this? Maybe replace the loading screen?


The loading screen in question appears after grub but before the log in screen.

Oh, did I mention it does this regardless if I've installed gnome or kde versions?

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Re: Non-Critical nVidia Software Loading Screen Strange anno

Post by xcausex » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:14 am

Well, I am not sure what is causing your problem, but I could help to clear up a bit of confusion.

Your desktop environment will never have any influence on your system that early in the start up sequence. Nothing directly related to your desktop loads before basically the time you see your log-in manager. All versions of Mint (besides the new Debian release) are pretty much identical in their underlying set-up.

Your desktop is just a veneer to the rest of your system that sits on the top and looks pretty for you.

Linux generally loads in phases known at run levels, it starts off with the kernel and kernel modules, and moves up step by step adding more resources and utilities, and then generally stops once it has a standard terminal set up. At this point is when your log-in screen gets loaded on systems that try and protect you from the command line. Once you log in, it goes up to the next and usually last run level where your desktop environment is loaded.

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Re: Non-Critical nVidia Software Loading Screen Strange anno

Post by Drake2k » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:45 am

Thank you for the reply. That at least rules out any issues with Gnome or KDE.


Perhaps if there is a way to simply replace the loading screen with another one just like it?

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Re: Non-Critical nVidia Software Loading Screen Strange anno

Post by euthypro » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:03 pm

It's a known problem. I had it on one laptop after installing the ATI driver. See:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/37

Read the tutorial, and read down to the comments by remoulder.

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Re: Non-Critical nVidia Software Loading Screen Strange anno

Post by Drake2k » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:31 pm

YOU are AWESOME. I used the instructions given by remoulder. Worked perfectly. Annoyance solved.

euthypro wrote:It's a known problem. I had it on one laptop after installing the ATI driver. See:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/37

Read the tutorial, and read down to the comments by remoulder.

Angel

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