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Old 10-30-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
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RESOLVED! Problem with old and new splash screen


Hi,

I'm having a problem getting my splash screen to show up. I haven't had this problem in other distros, just Ubuntu 7.10. It pops up for a split second and then disappears, my monitor (which is also my TV) says "Searching for signals" and then "No signal". The signal then comes back at my logon screen and I can login and everything is fine. This has been going on ever since I installed. I thought it might be a problem with the .so artwork, but it isn't. I changed it to one of my liking but I'm still getting the same thing. I can test it with 'sudo usplash -c' and it comes up for a split second and then goes away. I have a feeling it may having something to do with the resolution. I added the string 'vga=791' to the end of where my kernel is on the menu.lst file. I'm pretty sure everything is correct and intact. Anyone else ever encountered this before? Have a solution?

Thanks,

Brandon

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Old 10-30-2007, 07:30 PM   #2
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It vaguely rings a bell. I think that you are on the right path, you should play with GRUB options in menu.lst. I do remember also, then when compiling kernel there is an option in menuconfig to enable/disable splash screen, also worthwhile looking.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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Hey,

I'm still drawing a blank here. A friend of mine has the the exact same .ISO installed and it shows up fine for him. However, his is installed on a laptop and I have mine installed on a desktop and it's hooked up via VGA to my TV. I'm beginning to come to the conclusion that my TV won't cooperate with everything, but this is the only time I've experienced this.

I've tried googling for quite a while and I'm not coming up with anything. If anyone else has anything to offer, I'd appreciate it.

Regards,

Brandon
 
Old 11-04-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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Well, if I would've taken a minute to read the release notes I would've found the answer to my problem. I have an ATI video card and with some hardware, it can't interpret the screen resolution correct for the splash screen. The fix: edit your /etc/usplash.conf For the xres, change it to 1024 and for the yres, change that to 768. To confirm that this is correct, go to a terminal and type sudo usplash -c. The screen should flicker and show you your splash screen (just a still shot). Hit ctrl+alt+F7 to get back to your window manager.

Regards,

Brandon
 
  


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