Ubuntu – Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen


When you boot from live CD, or doing the first boot after installing Ubuntu, splash screen looks awesome. But as soon as you enable nvidia-current driver, installed with apt-get, splash screen goes all crazy.

With crazy I mean that resolution is very low, font(I assume) is very weird and it all looks like it's been broken.

This happened with 10.04 and now again with 10.10.

How do I fix splash screen after enabling nvidia drivers?

Best Answer

  • That is easy. First of all:

    sudo apt-get install v86d hwinfo
    sudo hwinfo --framebuffer

    This will show you your supported resolutions. Take note.


    gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub

    Search for - GRUB_GFXMODE=

    below this you need to type: GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1024x768 <- your-resolution-here

    Save the file and then:

    echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
    sudo update-grub2
    sudo update-initramfs -u
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