2013-05-09

Fix Ubuntu Boot Screen (Plymouth) After Installing Nvidia Drivers


After installing Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu you lose that beautiful Plymouth boot screen. Here's how to fix that:

  1. In Grub press C and enter vbeinfo. It will show supported resolutions
  2. Boot Ubuntu and in terminal write sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
  3. After line #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 write GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1920x1080-32 (here your supported resolution)
  4. Next in terminal: echo "FRAMEBUFFER=y" | sudo tee -a /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
  5. sudo update-initramfs -u -k all
  6. sudo update-grub
  7. Reboot and look at that beautiful screen again.
P.S.: If this didn't work for you, try this method.

20 comments:

  1. Anonymous13/7/13 02:13

    Tried on Ubuntu 13.04 and worked! Thanks man :D

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  2. Anonymous15/9/13 17:23

    thanks, works in 13.04

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  4. Worked on Elementary OS....Thanks.

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  5. This works great on EFI machines, but on machine using the plain old BIOS the other method must be used.

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  6. It worked in Ubuntu 13.10 with NVIDIA driver 319. Thanks!

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  7. This works on Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon x64 Edition. Thanks :)

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  8. Anonymous3/12/13 06:09

    Funcionou!

    Driver nvidia 319
    Linux Mint Cinnamon 16

    Thanks you!

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  9. Does not works on Ubuntu 13.10 with Nvida Geforce 8400M GS on Dell Vostro 1310

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  10. Anonymous12/1/14 14:38

    Wow! Perfect works on Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon x64!! Thanks.

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  11. Anonymous16/1/14 13:53

    this freaking solution not only bring back the splash screen in my Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (after nvidia drivers) but also cuts in half my boot up time!! Tank you!

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  12. Anonymous20/2/14 02:28

    Worked perfect for me on Lubuntu 13.10 .

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  13. Anonymous4/3/14 03:03

    worked beautifully for Ubuntu 13.10 with Nvidia Geforce 8600M (319 driver) on Dell XPS M1530

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  14. Anonymous12/3/14 20:00

    If you play games (steam), DO NOT use this solution! My games do not start after doing this "fix".

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  15. Anonymous22/4/14 19:47

    worked perfect on ubuntu 14.04 and Nvidia drivers. Thanks!!!!!
    from fabio-venice

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  16. I scoured the internet on how to fix this issue and your instructions definately worked thank you!!!

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    1. Forgot to mention this works on Ubuntu 14.04

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  17. Anonymous30/7/14 22:13

    thanks work on 14.04

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  18. Worked perfectly under Linux Mint 17 64 Bit! Thanks!

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