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    Where has my Ubuntu splash screen gone?

    Hi all!

    I am totally new to forums and Ubuntu, so please forgive any indiscretions!

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on an old P4 for my mother in law. The hard drive crashed. I recovered the installation to a new 500GB hdd using a Redo Backup image I had. It would not boot, so I fixed the booting with Boot Repair by booting from an Ubuntu CD. Now it boots - yay!

    I then updated the Grub to Grub 2.00.

    My problem is that the default Ubuntu splash screen is gone and instead I get the Grub menu and a bunch of technical stuff scrolling up the screen. I just want it to boot with the simple Ubuntu splash screen that it used to have. How do I get it back?

    I need someone to hold my hand on this as I am not familiar with Ubuntu at all. I have tried various things I found by Googling, but nothing works! I have spent too much time trying to get this to work - it should be simple, but I just can't get it right!!

    Ready to just give up...

    Please help me! I find Ubuntu very confusing as I am only familiar with windows!

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    Re: Where has my Ubuntu splash screen gone?

    Hi

    Post into Ubuntu, open a terminal and type

    Code:
    cat /proc/cmdline
    Post the output back here.

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    Re: Where has my Ubuntu splash screen gone?

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    The result is:

    Code:
    BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-38-generic-pae root=UUID=d8104884-5b62-4a2c-9078-debaff0b3310 ro
    Hope I did it right!

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    Re: Where has my Ubuntu splash screen gone?

    Hi

    Open a terminal and type

    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/default/grub
    Enter your passwoprd. It will not be echoed to the screen.

    Look for the line that contains
    Code:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=
    and add quiet and splash as so.

    Code:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    Press ctrl + o to save the file and ctrl + x to exit

    Then type
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Once finished

    Code:
    sudo reboot
    Kind regards
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    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain

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    Re: Where has my Ubuntu splash screen gone?

    Hi,

    Thanks. I did exactly as you said, but it still shows the Grub menu, etc...!

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    Re: Where has my Ubuntu splash screen gone?

    Hi

    Yes it will still display the grub menu to allow you to pick a kernel (although that can be changed) but you should get a splash screen.

    Can you repost

    Code:
    cat /proc/cmdline
    Kind regards
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    Re: Where has my Ubuntu splash screen gone?

    Here is the result:
    Code:
    BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-38-generic-pae root=UUID=d8104884-5b62-4a2c-9078-debaff0b3310 ro
    No splash screen appeared on reboot.

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    Re: Where has my Ubuntu splash screen gone?

    Hi

    something went wrong with what you did.

    Take a look at mine

    Code:
    matthew-S206:/home/matthew % cat /proc/cmdline 
    BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-030800rc7-generic root=UUID=985600e2-5d29-4530-ad2e-99d1acfd0ab9 ro quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor vt.handoff=7
    matthew-S206:/home/matthew %
    You need that in your command line. Scroll and you will see what i mean.

    Please post the output of

    Code:
    cat /etc/default/grub
    Kind regards
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    Re: Where has my Ubuntu splash screen gone?

    Here is the output:

    Code:
    cat /etc/default/grub
    # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
    # /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
    # For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
    #   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
    
    GRUB_DEFAULT="0"
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT="1"
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET="true"
    GRUB_TIMEOUT="010"
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    
    # Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
    # This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
    # the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
    #GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"
    
    # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
    #GRUB_TERMINAL="console"
    
    # The resolution used on graphical terminal
    # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
    # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
    #GRUB_GFXMODE="640x480"
    
    # Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
    #GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID="true"
    
    # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
    #GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"
    
    # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
    #GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
    
    GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER="true"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""
    I don't know what I could have done wrong? I followed what you said exactly and used copy and paste.

    Thanks for all your patient help - I find this very bewildering and really have no idea what I am doing! I'm just blindly following what you say!! I am trying to learn at the same time though not a lot is "sticking" at the moment....

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    Re: Where has my Ubuntu splash screen gone?

    Hi

    I don't know what I could have done wrong? I followed what you said exactly and used copy and paste.
    Nor am i. I am run those commands loads to times to remove and add the splash screen.

    can you run

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Post the output back here.

    Kind regards
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    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain

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