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Old 12-14-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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Loading Screen Wrong Color - Ubuntu 6.10


On my 32-bit machine, installing Ubuntu 6.10 was fine - the loading screen (what you see when you are booting Ubuntu, after the kernel is decompressed) looked fine.

But on the box spec'd in my sig, the loading screen only appears in dark greys - I can barely make out the word "Ubuntu" and the logo.

Any idea why? Small matter, but I'd like it cleared up all the same.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 11:14 AM   #2
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Not seen that problem before, it's an interesting one. You could try tweaking the kernel parameters in /boot/grub/menu.lst, for example changing the video mode. It may just be a problem with that particular graphics card, ATI's Linux support is notoriously bad.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 11:50 AM   #3
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Not seen that problem before, it's an interesting one. You could try tweaking the kernel parameters in /boot/grub/menu.lst, for example changing the video mode. It may just be a problem with that particular graphics card, ATI's Linux support is notoriously bad.
Looking back through the menu.lst, I can't find anything that might be the cause of it. I used this same graphics card with 6.06 (I didn't change any kernel options), and never had this problem...
 
Old 12-14-2006, 11:55 AM   #4
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Try adding the option 'vga=0x312' or 'vga=0x311' to the kernel parameters and see what happens.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 12:18 PM   #5
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Try adding the option 'vga=0x312' or 'vga=0x311' to the kernel parameters and see what happens.
Like this, right?
Code:
title		Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-10-generic
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash vga=0x311
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-10-generic
quiet
savedefault
boot
No go. Nothing changes. I tried both 311 and 312.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 10:29 AM   #6
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Well, I'm pretty confused by this one. There are a bunch of other vga modes you could try (see "Table 3: Kernel VESA mode codes" on this page), but I wouldn't hold out much hope of them helping if the modes you just tried didn't do anything.

The only other things I can suggest are searching for a bug report on the subject at the Ubuntu bug tracking system (and submitting the bug if it's not already on there), and maybe compiling your own kernel.
 
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https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu...ash/+bug/67545

 
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http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...96#post1880596

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