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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