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I have the proprietary ATI driver, which breaks plymouth. I would rather see the whole console output on the full resolution of my screen while booting.

How can I do that?

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Removing "quiet splash" options from kernel command line, obtained modifying /etc/default/grub and executing sudo update-grub, should make you see booting messages.

The console switches to hires mode after start of upstart job console-setup.

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