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Fixing Purple Plymouth Logo with restricted drivers

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Fixing Purple Plymouth Logo with restricted drivers

Postby dathem » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:33 pm

Hello, If after installing 2.8 and downloading and installing the restricted drivers, you loose the fancy animated Plymouth Start up / shut downs. This tip should fix you up, I will take no credit for it other than that I tried it and it worked like a charm. This tip was provided to me and it resides on the Softpedia web site. The credits go to Hao Nguyen, Marius Nestor. The screen shots are from my computer using Ultimate Edition 2.8.

How to have the Plymouth Logo with the restricted drivers working at the same time in Ultimate Edition 2.8.

Note: Unless you know the resolutions of your monitor you might want to press 'c' at grub and type vbeinfo at the prompt to see what resolutions and colour depth you can use in the fix.

Step 1: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option:

sudo apt-get install v86d



...a terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked, hit the Enter key and wait for the package to be installed. The terminal window will automatically close!
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Step 2: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option:

gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
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...enter your password when asked and hit the Enter key.
- Replace the following line (line number 9):

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

with this one:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"

-Replace the following line (line number 18):


#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

with this one:

GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024

The file should look like this:
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Save the file and close it!

Step 3: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option:

gksu gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

When the text window appears, add the following line at the end of the file:

uvesafb mode_option=1280x1024-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap

4.png


Save the file and close it!

Step 4: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option:

echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
...a terminal window will appear for a second or two. The terminal window will automatically close!
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Step 5: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option:

sudo update-grub2

...a terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked, hit the Enter key and wait for the command to finish. The terminal window will automatically close!
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Step 6: Hit the ALT+F2 key combination, paste the following command and check the "Run in terminal" option:

sudo update-initramfs -u

...a terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked, hit the Enter key and wait for the command to finish. The terminal window will automatically close!

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Step 7: Reboot your computer. When the system starts, you should see the fancy animated Plymouth start up screen!
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Re: Fixing Purple Plymouth Logo with restricted drivers

Postby Moebius » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:09 pm

Thanks dathem,
The above can also be done with a script (attached below).
Please be aware that this script will change the Plymouth resolution to 1280x1024 only with 24 bit colour and must only be run once. The manual method posted above will give you more control over your native resolution choice (vbeinfo) and may teach you a bit along the way whereas the script (attached) is the 'lazy' way out.

Cheers.
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Re: Fixing Purple Plymouth Logo with restricted drivers

Postby marshrat » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:15 am

Thanks dathem, works a treat. <BREW>
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