I recently upgraded my computer from a fully functional 18.10 system, to 19.04.

Plymouthd no longer seems to load the boot splash The graphical UI no longer loads automatically, after staying black it appears to switch to a verbose text console, and it stops there If I then press Ctrl-Alt-F2, I get the tty2 text login screen.

Then switch back to the main screen using Ctrl-Alt-F1, the Gnome UI now loads.

Question what do I need to do to get Gnome to come up to the graphical logon screen after a reboot automatically?


sudo systemctl get-default

 cat /etc/default/grub
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
#   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
  • Can you edit your question to include the contents of cat /etc/default/grub – Charles Green May 4 at 13:45
  • Also please include the output of systemctl get-default – Charles Green May 4 at 13:49

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