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After hitting enter from GRUB, the screen displays a blinking cursor. How can I enable the loading screen, so that the boot splash screen displays instead of a blinking cursor??

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Which graphic card do you have? – skalka Oct 30 '10 at 17:09
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echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
sudo update-grub2
sudo update-initramfs -u

or have a look at this page (in spanish):

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This helped me, thanks :D – Lyon Oct 31 '10 at 5:36

I'm not sure why it occurs, maybe you disabled it before. here there is a explanation to disable it, so you can do the opposite.

But if you have a nvidia or ati video card that could be the problem. I have an ati card and Boot Splash Screen doesnt work for me neither

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me have no more than Intel GMA, and didn't disabled it, that was my only issue from Lucid until I upgraded my Notebook to Maverick – Lyon Oct 31 '10 at 5:26

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