My ubuntu boot screen shows up in a strange low resolution, almost text mode, instead the usual and sleek white "ubuntu" over dark background. It's not a big issue because when GDM loads everything becomes ok, but If there's an easy way to fix it I would like to give it a try.
There is a work around for the problems with proprietary drivers and Plymouth which has worked for me with Nvidia drivers.
Install the package v86d .
Back up and edit the file
cp /etc/default/grub ~/.etc.default.grub && gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
Replace the line that looks like
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"
and the line that looks like
In both of these edits, replace
1280x1024with your desired screen resolution. Make sure you save the file and exit the text editor once you have finished editing.
/etc/initramfs-tools/modulesjust like you did with the previous file:
cp /etc/initramfs-tools/modules ~/.etc.initramfs-tools.modules && gksudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
uvesafb mode_option=1280x1024-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrapto the end of the file then save and close.
Now edit the file
/etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash(which may not exist):
gksudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
Add this to the file:
sudo update-initramfs -u.
Reboot and feast your eyes on the beauty :)