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After installing latest nvidia drivers from xorg edgers ppa, the boot screen ( where it shows ubuntu logo) displays background process as text.

Is there any way to restore the default boot screen using nvidia driver.

(Note: It changes back to default logo and resolution once I change back to nouveau driver)

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marked as duplicate by Danatela, Eric Carvalho, Luis Alvarado Jul 24 '14 at 19:51

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Issues like this are to be expected when running bleeding-edge code. You might choose to file a bug, but I wouldn't bother unless it happens on stable code. – blujay Apr 28 '14 at 4:56
It also happens in the tested Nvidia driver provided by Ubuntu 14.04 – ray Apr 28 '14 at 4:57
I'm not clear on the situation here. You said it happened after installing the edgers drivers. Did it work before? Anyway, assuming you're running Unity, try reinstalling the ubuntu-desktop package, and make sure the appropriate plymouth-* packages are installed. You also need to say what hardware you're using. – blujay Apr 28 '14 at 5:02
Let me clear it for you. It works fine with defult nouveau driver provide with ubuntu, but when i use either the tested nvidia driver provide by ubuntu or when i use latest nvidia driver provided by xorg edgers the problem arises. Since Xorg provides latest driver i raised my question stating that. I am running unity, i dint add or remove any program other than the driver after my installation. I am running on Intel i5 processor with Nvidia 8400gs card – ray Apr 28 '14 at 5:10
The solution they provided no longer works.When i tried it i got problem with hwinfo as it no longer avaliable. – ray Apr 28 '14 at 5:14
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Actually the mistake is on my part, I didn't follow the steps correctly.hwinfo method is not working, however the next one works.

  1. While booting the system, press shift to enter into the grub and press c to enter into the console
  2. type videoinfo
  3. Note down the best supported resolution eg. 1024x768x32
  4. Now press esc and boot normally.login and go the terminal.
  5. Enter sudo gedit /etc/default/grub .
  6. A text file will open. Search for the line #GRUB_GFXMODE=
  7. Replace #GRUB_GFXMODE= with


Save the text file. Enter the following commands

echo "FRAMEBUFFER=y" | sudo tee -a /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash sudo update-initramfs -u -k all sudo update-grub

Thats it. Now restart the system.

I have one query though. Why is the supported resoulution is much less that tmy screen resolution. In my case max resolution is 1600x1200x32, where as my screen resolution is 1920x1080 though it is better then the default 640x480

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