I have ubuntu 11.04 with all the latest updates. I have an ATI HD 4350 graphics card and the "ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver" activated. The reported behaviour does not affect the functionality, its just an optical thing.
When I booted up using the desktop CD, the ubuntu boot splash was shown correctly in high resolution. Now after installation with FGLRX the dipsplay is broken (see picture).
This is what can be found in dmesg
[ 8.621803] SP5100 TCO timer: SP5100 TCO WatchDog Timer Driver v0.01 [ 8.621967] SP5100 TCO timer: mmio address 0xfec000f0 already in use [ 8.622650] fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel. [ 8.622656] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
This is what MMIO means: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory-mapped_I/O
Any idea how to get back the high-res splash?