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Old 08-22-2006, 09:05 AM   #1
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Need Help With Splashy

I got Splashy just installed, nice and proper i thought but i fail to see any new fancy splash screen on boot, just terminal.
This is what i get when testing it.
 emil@emil-laptop:~$ splashy test
emil@emil-laptop:~$ FATAL: splashy_video.c <706>:
        (#) DirectFBError [DirectFBCreate (&video->dfb)]: Initialization error!
My /boot/grub/menu.lst looks like this

title		Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-26-386
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-26-386 root=/dev/hdc1 ro quiet splash vga=791
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-26-386
where I edited it. with the vga=791.

there's also another one similar looking i noticed.

title		Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-23-386
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 root=/dev/hdc1 ro quiet splash
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-23-386
Should I add vga=791 there also. Or what is going on really. Help please, Im just your average Linux Noob
Old 08-24-2006, 02:43 AM   #2
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Please, Someone. My booting sequence is a mess. Now it says 'can't find video mode' (or similar) 'please define'at startup and if I choose something turning of the computer make the screen go nuts and flickering. and there's still no splash screens visable.


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