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After installing Kubuntu on a Notebook with GeForce Go 6100 graphics card, the tty's were working correctly, but the KDE desktop wouldn't display anything correctly. After installing the nVidia driver using apt-get install nvidia-current as root, the KDE desktop was displayed correctly. But now the TTY's have a very low resolution (the font is about 4x as big as it's supposed to be) and the flashing kubuntu Plymouth-animation was replaced by a text based animation looking like this:

Kubuntu 13.10
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Where the dot's were changing it's color like on Ubuntu (not Kubuntu) bootup.

What happened and how can I fix it?

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Try changing the plymouth theme. There is a guide here on changing tty. –  Wilf Dec 21 '13 at 19:24
Both don't have any effect. It's the used screen resolution, not the font size. –  the_Seppi Dec 21 '13 at 19:49
I guessed that, but I found it useful on a 1024x600 notebook... You could reinstalling` plymouth`, even though the problem is how it displays it... You might just need to configure it to use nvidia card properly... –  Wilf Dec 21 '13 at 19:54
And how would I do that if I might ask? –  the_Seppi Dec 21 '13 at 20:03
I ran that before and it didn't show any effect –  the_Seppi Dec 21 '13 at 20:06

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two things


fix grub resolution:

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Now, locate the line


and change it to this:



add framebuffer:

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

finally, update grub and initramfs:

sudo update-initramfs -u
sudo update-grub

reboot for the changes to take effect

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source: binarytides.com/ubuntu-fix-nvidia-graphics –  mchid Mar 10 at 8:06
I have this same issue but I can't get the fix it work. After reboot the resolution is still 640x480. Also when I run sudo update-initramfs-u to get this error: Warning: Not updating LILO; /etc/lilo.conf not found! –  Michael Lindman Mar 10 at 9:40

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