Just did clean install of Ubuntu 16.04. Everything was good, but the screen kept flashing after booting to desktop. The default X.org X server was set. I have a Geforce 7025 / nforce 630a video card. So, I set it to NVIDIA legacy binary driver version 304.131, the only option available. Now my Ubuntu splash screen is HUGE. I don't want to Bork my install so, how to bring back the normal size of the splash screen? I've tried these repairs below, but no joy.
fix grub resolution:
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
Now, locate the line
and change it to this:
Set to your screen default instead of 1280x800 (1360x740 for example).
echo "echo FRAMEBUFFER=y" | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
This is not a typo echo is supposed to be written twice just as it says.
finally, update grub and initramfs:
sudo update-initramfs -u sudo update-grub
reboot for the changes to take effect