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When starting my system, Plymouth doesn't show graphics but uses the fallback text mode. However, it runs normally (that is, with graphics) on shutdown. Why is that?

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I am also having the same problem, but my shutdown shows randomly text / graphics. VGA: Intel 4500MHD. –  Iradrian May 5 '11 at 11:56
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Well, it seems to be a bug. I have just reported it in launchpad. It seems to have been accepted as one. Bug id 781479 . If any of you are affected please click on the 'it affects me' to report it.

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Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run the next command.

sudo update-initramfs -c -k all

You may be asked for you user password, this command recreates the initial ramdisk for all kernels.

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You're aware what -k all does, right? It's generally not necessary and can be omitted to safe time as it will update the current loaded kernel by default. I doubt if this solves the problem, I've had a similar issue, the startup plymouth screen is completely blue with only the upperleft corner of the screen being used. On shutdown, it showed up fine. I think it's a kernel module issue as the only difference between my maverick initrd and natty initrd is the kernel. –  Lekensteyn May 8 '11 at 9:41
    
I had the SAME issue and this command fixed it . –  Alaukik May 8 '11 at 9:42
    
@Alaukik: have you installed new drivers then? –  Lekensteyn May 8 '11 at 9:43
    
@Lekensteyn my issue is already fixed and no i have not installed newer drivers . –  Alaukik May 8 '11 at 9:50
    
@Ubuntuser have you tried this ? –  Alaukik May 9 '11 at 6:15
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