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After a new install of 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04.2, my grub menu appeared in a nice, small font in a framebuffer and when Ubuntu loaded, the logo and red/white dots were small and crisp.

I've installed packages I need and fully updated the install (but it's still 12.04, not 12.10). Now the grub framebuffer and the loading logo and in a large, blurry font.

I've read this answer, but I'm not sure if it relates to what I am experiencing... I don't have nomodeset in /etc/default/grub.

Has an update changed my grub settings? Can I just uncomment this in my /etc/default/grub file:


and set it to 1680x1050 (22" LCD native resolution) and run update-grub to get back the nice framebuffer?

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Yes, you can do this if this mode is supported. You can also check Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen for nice Ubuntu logo during startup.

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