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Old 04-03-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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No Splash Screen

Just recently I updated to the Ubuntu 9.04 beta and everything works flawlessly, except for one minor annoyance. The splash screen doesn't work. When I boot up and get past the BIOS, I see this message

"Undefined Video Mode Number: 301
Press <ENTER> to see video modes available, <SPACE> to continue or wait
30 secs"

I have no clue what that means. If I press Enter i get a list of very small resolutions (45 x 45, 60 x 80...) and when I select one, I just see alot of tiny text and then ubuntu loads. If I press select the screen stays the same for about 20 seconds, then ubuntu loads.

So my question is, how do I get my splash screen to work?
Old 04-03-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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boot a live cd

mkdir /z
mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /z (change fstype to suit..change sda1 to suit)...where your /boot partition is
edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst so that the option for vga=301 changes to vga=normal
depending on live cd/dvd you could use a graphical editor or non-graphical.

let us know the output of that menu.lst if you are having any further problems pls
Old 04-03-2009, 10:36 PM   #3
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Okay, I followed your instructions. It got rid of the error message, but I still have no splash screen. Now it justs says

"booting from (hd0,0) ext3
Starting up..."

After about twenty seconds of nothing happening, ubuntu loads like normal, except without any graphical interface.


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