Is it possible to change the screen resolution for plymouth?
I'd like to change it to 1920x1080, because it is a pretty small resolution by now (about 360p) and the plymouth-theme-solar doesn't look very nice.

After booting up, the resolution is just fine (1080p).

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I think this can be done using the GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX variable in GRUB's configuration (/etc/default/grub). So edit that file using:

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Add a line containing:


to the file, save and close. Then run:

sudo update-grub

Do remember to check that 1920x1080 is a supported mode for GRUB using the instructions in How do I safely change grub2 screen resolution?

  • That worked so far, the resolution seems to be at 1080p, but there are some thick black borders around the grub and plymouth screen. Can I also somehow get rid of them?
    – jnuk
    Jul 28, 2014 at 19:41

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