Re: AMD / Fglrx = Ugly Boot screen and..
Don't know how related this is, but since at least 9.10, the first boot of the OS after install looks good with a nice "UBUNTU" logo. After the 1st boot the "UBUNTU" logo is much larger, like the splash screen res went from 1280x1024 to 320x240 or something. I have seen it dozens of times on multiple computers and installs. It doesn't hurt anything but is annoying.
Phenom II X4 955 (@4080MHz), 8GB (4x2) DDR3 1333 (@1600), GTX 460 2GB, Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit