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How to fix black splash screen or broken splash screen after installation of nvidia proprietary drivers in Ubuntu (it happens usually in all Ubuntu releases)? It's no matter what version of nvidia drivers I install bug is always present.

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Works OK but in my case, GeForce 7300 LE, I had to drop down the colour depth to 16 - ie. 1280x1024x16 instead of 1280x1024x24 as the latter gave a poor resolution on the plymouth screen. –  gdesilva Apr 26 at 6:48
    
Wonderful. It also works with Intel perfectly. Thanks –  user284336 May 22 at 20:04
    
possible duplicate of Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen –  Waldir Leoncio May 27 at 8:47

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This is soultion how to fix no splash screen in Ubuntu after nvidia proprietary driver installation. It's no matter what Ubuntu version you use, it should work anyway.

Open your terminal and type

sudo apt-get install v86d

Then

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

Find this line

#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

and chagne for this one (of course choose your resolution)

GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900x24
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep

Save file and type in terminal

echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
sudo update-initramfs -u
sudo update-grub2

It's worked for me in all Ubuntu versions.
Give it a try :)

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Is this still valid for AMD graphic cards? –  João André Jan 28 at 0:27
    
Unfortunately I don't have AMD graphic so you need a test by yourself. –  Nolt Jan 30 at 11:27
    
Already tested it, it works :) –  João André Jan 30 at 20:26

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