Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen


The above fixes didn't work for me, they didnt go far enough. I've tested this with 13.04 but the author on his blog used it for lower ubuntu versions. Original information from this blog: http://jechem.blogspot.be/2011/04/fix-plymouth-splash-screen-in-ubuntu-on.html

First install hwinfo by running the following command:

sudo apt-get install v86d hwinfo

After the installation run the following command and note down the highest resolution:

sudo hwinfo --framebuffer

For me this was Mode 0x0361: 1280x800 (+5120), 24 bits, next edit the following file:

gksu gedit /etc/default/grub

This will open the GRUB config file, we now look for GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" and change it with the following, change your resolution with mine and also add the color depth (for me 24 could be 16 or 32).

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x800-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"

Then find the following line (uncomment if...

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Nvidia drivers

With the Nvidia official drivers you are able to throttle the performance of the nvidia graphic cards (gpu) to the maximum. However there are small glitches that need to be fixed manually.

After installing and enabling the nvidia proprietory drivers you would notice that the grub screen and the Ubuntu splash screen (called Plymouth at startup and shutdown are displaying in a low resolution graphics mode. It is generally as low as 640x480 px.

The low resolution is caused because the Nvidia graphics drivers are not yet loaded at the point of grub screen and splash screen. At that point the system can display whatever resolution the graphics card supports via the VESA BIOS extensions. 640x480 being the most viable resolution, is used hence.

The splash screen being in low resolution is not likely to cause any problems, but the grub screen should have a better resolution when you need to work at the grub console for example.

So this...

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On my 10.04 desktop, with a fresh install almost 2 years ago, I got the Nouveau drivers. I held off re-enabling the NVIDIA driver (Geforce 8600 GT) as the Nouveau driver had slightly better 2-D rendering, I hoped that Nouveau would eventually have 3-D capability (it's in the works) and finally a bug in jockey made the switch doable but non-trivial.

Well, I finally tried re-enabling the NVIDIA driver, and it worked. Except that I got the huge fuzzy low-resolution "Ubuntu" icon at the bootup splash screen. "Not a problem, I thought, I'll just install StartupManager and up the resolution back to my screen capability (1280 x 1024)".

And it did up the screen resolution. But then I lost the Ubuntu logo and got a Times New Roman - like "Ubuntu 10.04" splash screen without the Ubuntu logo. I tried various things, like lowering the resolution back to 640 x 480. Didn't work. Removing Startupmanager didn't work. Going back to the Nouveau manager *does* work. But then if I...

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I recently updated my graphics card from a AMD Radeon HD6570 to a Nvidia GT 640. I installed the current drivers for the card, build 355.60 . Now my second monitor (Dell E178FP VGA 21" 1280x1024) stays black, without input.

Specs (Speccy from Piriform)
Operating System
Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview 64-bit
AMD A10-7700K
Kaveri 28nm Technology
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (9-9-9-24)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. F2A58M-HD2 (P0)
DELL E178FP (1280x1024@64Hz)
DELL E178FP (1280x1024@60Hz)
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon R7 Graphics (ATI)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
CrossFire Disabled
1863GB Western Digital WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB0 ATA Device (SATA)
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B0 ATA Device (SATA)

- My first monitor is plugged into an onboard Port, which uses the GPU Cores (6 R7 cores) from my APU.

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The steps I have taken to do this worked, but the resolution of the loading splash screen are low. This is what I did:

sudo leafpad /etc/default/grub

Look for the line :

Just underneath write the line :

Then :

sudo update-grub

This brings the splash screen back, but it is of course 640x480 (or so it appears). I have tried uncommenting the GRUB_GFXMODE and changing it to 1920x1080 (I am using an HD TV running at this resolution) but it does not change anything. The splash screen was perfect prior to installing the Nvidia driver, and then it was the generic "Ubuntu 14.04" screen. I tried the Lite Tweak for bootup fix and that changed it to a generic Linux Lite 2.8 screen with the loading dots. After the chnage I made above I made headway and actually have the splash screen with the feather but at low resolution.

Any ideas? I know it is not a big deal but it bugs me Any help is...

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Hi, I went yesterday from Linux Mint 14 64bit to Linux Mint 15 64bit using a NVIDIA GTX570M graphics board on my laptop.

For me also the ugly splash appears, but added to that it seems plymouth crashes, or nvidia drivers partially crashes. This happens randomly, and when it crashes, you may believe the whole system crashed. But if you wait a minute or so, the system will enter the graphichal login GUI. While waiting, I'm able to switch between text-output and the splash-dots-screen with the arrow-keys or any number on the numberpad....

For me the solution to get rid of the crashes is to add the line

in /etc/default/grub, remembering to update grub after changes with this command:

Though this will make boot ugly.

Anyone else have problems with Linux Mint 15 64bit and NVIDIA-drivers? Any good...

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In my experience with Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04 LTS as well as Fedora 26, installing the drivers from nVidia's site rarely fixes any of these sort of problems.

Similarly, using the nouveau driver for nVidia cards never yields the best 3D performance.

What I've always found most reliable is to stick closely to the official (or close enough to official) "non-free" packages from the distro. They'll be 0.1 or more of a version behind the latest but that's fine.

One thing to note is to be very careful when uninstalling existing nVidia drivers... At least be sure of how to boot to runlevel 3 from the grub2 menu (append "3" without quotes to the end of the line that starts with linux), and know how to install stuff from the prompt. Very handy to have a second computer (even if it's just a phone) to help you through this.

And be careful when uninstalling that you don't accidentally say yes (like I did) to uninstalling a whole bunch of other software that had...

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well, the nvidia logo only flashes for a brief 2-3 seconds ( at least on my boxes )

just leave it disabled.......no sense in making it darker.........

oh.. sorry i didn't realize it just flashed for a few seconds.. or that there was no sense making it darker.. my bad.. just ignore this post...

rofl.. sorry I couldn't resist.. seriously though.. Thanks for the help

You are right though it does only flash for a few seconds.. perhaps I should explain why I wanted it darker.. yet still wanted it.. Everything on boot up is dark in the console.. then I login and type startx and bam there is a bright white light.. then my theme in flux is totally dark again... so really it is a bit much on the eyes at night with a laptop.. The reason I would like to keep it is to verify that the driver loaded properly etc... plus I think it is kinda cool :P

Although that would visually do what I want.. it would in no way confirm the starting of the nvidia...

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Follow these steps to set up 3D Vision Surround:

1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel (Figure 10) through the Windows Control Panel or by right-clicking on the desktop.
2. From the NVIDIA Control Panel navigation tree pane, under 3D Settings, select Configure SLI, PhysX, Surround to open the associated page.
3. Select Span displays with Surround, and then click the Configure button to launch the wizard.

Figure 1: Select Span displays with Surround to start the configuration process.

4. The Display status dialog (Figure 2) checks the connectors on the cards to determine if the displays are connected properly.
5. If the displays need to be moved, do it at this time. The interface will automatically detect the change and show it on this screen.
6. Once all three displays are connected properly, press the Apply button to continue the setup procedure.

Figure 2: Connect the displays to the graphic cards using the...

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This boot screen gets lost after installing the driver for my Nvidia card ( Geforce GT 330 ).
The following commands in a terminal ( during a normal session ) will show your current theme :

sudo plymouthd ; sudo plymouth --show-splash

It will show two screens....to quit type :

sudo plymouth quit

If the above does not work you will need package plymouth-x11 :
sudo apt-get install plymouth-x11

To get it back during boottime I've tried different solutions , but the one that worked for me was the following :

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Look for the line :

Just underneath write the line :

^O ( WriteOut ), File Name to Write ( hit Enter ) and ^X ( Exit ).

Then :

sudo update-grub

Links :

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Finally fixed the problem - not 100% but I'm now happy!

First of all including nomodeset in my grub config file had no effect whatsoever - perhaps this is just one of the examples that defies the usual fix. Remember my machine is a desktop with proprietary drivers(installed during the upgrade) for a NVIDEA card

So I fixed it like this - taking allhttp://askubuntu.com/questions/362722/how-to-fix-plymouth-splash-screen-in-all-ubuntu-releases/ the usual precautions to ensure I had a reversion path back should things go wrong. I will not pretend that I knew everything I was doing, but took things on trust as I say ensuring I could revert back.

I used these 2 links as my inspiration:-



From within a terminal screen:-

1. sudo apt-get install v86d
2. sudo vi...

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How can I get nVidia CUDA or OpenCL working on a laptop with nVidia discrete card/Intel Integrated Graphics?

Background: I'm a 3D artist (as a hobby) and have recently started using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a dual-boot with Windows 7. It's running on my a fairly new 64-bit Toshiba laptop with an nVidia GeForce GT 540M GPU (graphics card). It also, however has Intel Integrated Graphics (which I suspect Ubuntu's been using).

So, when I render my 3D scenes to images on Windows, I am able to choose between using my CPU or my nVidia GPU (faster). From the 3D application, I can set the GPU to use either CUDA or OpenCL. In Ubuntu, there's no GPU option.

After doing (too much?) research on the issues with Linux and the nVidia Optimus technology, I am slightly more enlightened, but a lot more confused.

I don't care one bit about the Optimus technology, as battery life is not by any means an issue for me.

Here's my question: What can I do to be able to use...

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I recently build a gaming rig with the same mother board and similar graphic card, however I have the GTX 660. After the window logo, my screen would go black. However after looking through forums, I found this solution which worked for me. Since we have almost similar setup, you should give it a try.

Try these steps:
1. Turn off the computer and unplug
2. Remove Graphic card
3. Plug the monitor to your video output
4. Turn on the computer
5. Click on start and type msconfig
6. Select the Boot tab and click on the box that says Safe boot with minimal selected.
7. Apply then click ok.
9. Shut Down computer and unplug
10. Install Graphic card
11. Turn on the computer (should boot into safe mode)
12. Go into Device Manager
13. Expand Display Adapter
14. Disable the Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 driver. (DO NOT UNINSTALL)
15. Click the start button and type msconfig
16. Unclick...

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