Fix the big, blurry and ugly logo at startup/shutdown on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx”

Posted: May 12, 2010 in HowTo, Linux, Ubuntu
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If you are having problems with an big, blurry and ugly Ubuntu logo at startup or shutdown follow these steps to fix the problem, these steps will change the screen resolution to 1280×1024.

First install the v86d package, open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following line

sudo apt-get install v86d

Now make some changes to grub, copy+paste the following line in your Terminal window:

gksu gedit /etc/default/grub

Now replace the following line (line number 9):

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”

with this one:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280×1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap”

Then replace the following line (line number 18):

#GRUB_GFXMODE=640×480

with this one:

GRUB_GFXMODE=1280×1024

Now save the file and close it.

In your Terminal window copy+paste the following line:

gksu gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

At the end of the file copy+paste the following line:

uvesafb mode_option=1280×1024-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap

Save the file and close it.

In your Terminal window copy+paste the following lines:

echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash

sudo update-grub2

sudo update-initramfs -u

Now your done and you can close the Terminal window and after a reboot the Ubuntu logo will be nice and good looking!!

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  3. Kushal says:

    Hey
    I am running Ubuntu 11.10. Initially my Hot key i.e is Fn key for Brightness was working but then i upgraded n donno wat i did, Brightness key stopped working, while Fn key for sounds works. Do u you have any solution for that..??

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