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.