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In Natty, during boot I only see a dark aubergine screen, nothing on it. That is irritating, because I don't know whether the computer still runs or not.

So how can I display the normal "ubuntu" plymouth bootscreen? (I use the nvidia proprietary driver.)

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http://www.webupd8.org/2010/03/how-to-get-plymouth-working-with-nvidia.html
This has always worked for me.

But if it's really only about knowing if the computer is still running, just remove the quiet and splash parameters from grub.cfg.

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I've already suggested the same, and it did not work for the questioner. –  Oxwivi Jun 11 '11 at 14:35
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If you use the open source drivers, you'll have a poor performance? I mean, according on what you usually do in your PC, nouveau drivers are a solution for you?

Regards!

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I don't know which driver I use. In the "additional drivers" app, it is told, that the nvidia current driver is activated, but not in use. however, I have all compiz effects.... –  tobi Jun 14 '11 at 13:23
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