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Ubuntu 7.10 – Partial Fix – Getting Splash screens working

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🙂

Continuing with my posts about Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) I thought I would describe how I fixed another of the problems I previously blogged about : corrupt splash screens.

For some reason, the default resolution of the splash screens in Gutsy Gibbon is set to 1280×1024. Anyone running a system not capable of supporting this will be met with a blank screen and a protracted load time. This is a known issue but luckily there is a simple fix.

The resolution is found in /etc/usplash.conf file and as per default is set to:


Change it to the following.


Then, run the following command to rebuild the required boot binaries.

sudo update-initramfs -u -k `uname -r`

This has fixed the problem on my laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo a1650 with x200 m ATi gpu and 1280×800 screen.) This simple tweak has fixed the problem for people with a variety of hardware – check the official bug entry for more information.

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  1. aciDben
    March 11, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    That’s work perfectly on my Gusty 😉

    thanks you

  2. March 11, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Glad to hear it 🙂

  3. April 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks You For Poland / Polska

  1. December 30, 2007 at 7:43 pm

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