October 19, 2013

Fix Boot Screen ( Plymouth ) After Installing Nvidia Drivers





This boot screen gets lost after installing the driver for my Nvidia card ( Geforce GT 330 ).
The following commands in a terminal ( during a normal session ) will show your current theme :

sudo plymouthd ; sudo plymouth --show-splash

It will show two screens....to quit type :

sudo plymouth quit

If the above does not work you will need package plymouth-x11 :
sudo apt-get install plymouth-x11 


To get it back during boottime I've tried different solutions , but the one that worked for me was the following :

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Look for the line :
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

Just underneath write the line :
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=auto


^O ( WriteOut ), File Name to Write ( hit Enter ) and ^X ( Exit ).

Then :

sudo update-grub

Links :
http://byobu.info/article/Changing_Plymouth_Resolution_in_Ubuntu/

http://askubuntu.com/questions/6033/enabling-nvidia-driver-messes-up-splash-screen

http://randomandlinux.blogspot.mx/2013/05/fix-ubuntu-boot-screen-after-installing.html

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Plymouth

http://iwillfolo.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-fix-your-elementary-os-plymouth.html

13 comments:

  1. easiest fix I have tried. Thanks!!!

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  2. Uh I have been dying to fix this! Never really found info around Google (will admit didn't try that hard). Will try this when I get home!

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  3. Wasted around two hours trying other lengthy fixes. None of them worked.
    This one works.Thanks

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  4. the boot works fine but i get a blackscreen instead of the elementary logo

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    1. It does not work any longer after all the upgrades...what works for me is this page.

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  5. It's the only tutorial that fixed the problem. Thanks!

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  6. This blog is an invaluable resource for eOS users, I hope they release Isis and this blog keeps up the great work! This is the only fix that worked for my Dell Studio 1440 (14z) btw, the first part killed the boot up, had to install/remove x11 a few

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  7. I don't think the first part if the fix worked, in fact I think it caused the boot to console issue, but after installing and removing and reinstalling x11 a few times it booted and rebooted fine into DE, dunno, but thanks again!

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  8. Wooow.. non of other fixes didnt worked, but this... thanks man.. Love you.. :*

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  9. Good job, worked on the eOS Freya.

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  10. also decided on my own, thank you very much

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