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Old 04-21-2006, 03:17 AM   #1
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I don't get a graphical bootup in Suse 10


I got so excited when I saw the Suse 10 screenshots
with a graphical GRUB & a beautiful graphical bootup.

But when I installed it to my PC, I get a colorless text-based GRUB
& text roll up the screen when Suse boots

Is there anyway to fix this? Otherwise everything is OK.

Plz let me know....

Thanks
 
Old 04-21-2006, 03:39 AM   #2
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It is strange that grub has graphic problems already (I am talking about the boot menu). Do you get a DOS-like blue text menu instead of the animated SUSE logo screen? In this case, there may be something wrong with the bootloader installation. Maybe grub doesn't find the file with all the graphics (/boot/message).

But if grub shows up OK and the boot process is just text based, it's easier:

Check /boot/grub/menu.lst (root!) for the line that loads the kernel. Two paramters control the appearence: vga= and splash=. vga= controls the screen resolution. Pick a suitable value from the table below.
Code:
    | 640x480  800x600  1024x768 1280x1024
----+-------------------------------------
256 |  0x301    0x303    0x305    0x307   
32k |  0x310    0x313    0x316    0x319   
64k |  0x311    0x314    0x317    0x31A   
16M |  0x312    0x315    0x318    0x31B
The splash= parameter controls the behavoir of the splash screen. Choose between splash=off/verbose/silent. In 'silent' mode, no text messages but a progress bar will be shown. 'Verbose' shows text on a graphical background and 'off' shows just the text.

If you have changed the vga= parameter, run (as root) 'mkinitrd' from command-line. This will ensure that a splash screen of the correct resolution is available at bootup.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 03:51 AM   #3
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Wow...u seem to be an expert!
I get a DOS-like blue text menu. How to fix that? And make grub beautiful?

And which value should I choose?
I know my monitor displays 1024x768....but what are those 256, 32k etc.??
I'm a newbie so pardon me

Thank u very much....didn't know I'd get a reply so fast!
 
Old 04-21-2006, 04:11 AM   #4
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If grub is messed up already, don't worry about the second part. The values in the first column is the color depth (256 - 16.000.000 colors). The 32k setting is probably sufficient, giving you vga=0x316.

The best would be if you'd post the content of /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/grub.conf.
Check if /boot/message exists.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 08:06 AM   #5
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I've removed Suse 10 for now....will be installing the new 10.1 pretty soon when its out. If I get the same problem I'd post it here. But thanks for helping me dude and I hope u'll be there to help me again...
They are really not wrong who say that Linux ppl help each other
 
Old 04-21-2006, 08:23 AM   #6
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I've removed Suse 10 for now...
But I hope you didn't remove it because of the missing bootsplash?!
 
Old 04-22-2006, 04:08 AM   #7
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Oh no...I've just removed it temporarily with PCLinuxOS bcoz I really wanted to try out PCLinuxOS....but PCLinuxOS is one CD and very few stuff....so I'm really dying for Suse 10.1 to be out!
 
  


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