After installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a new computer everything worked fine for a few weeks and now suddenly when starting up Ubuntu I get a blank purple screen with no "Ubuntu" splash and the 5 dots but the system does start up.
What has happened to loose the Ubuntu splash screen?
Also, I've checked in the Grub startup and it has
quiet splash in the Linux line.
I have an ATI Radeon 5450 graphics card which needed
nomodeset to be added to the Grub line when booting for the first time off the install CD but now this line has disappeared from the grub startup.
Can anyone help?