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I'm currently running Linux Mint 10. Since I have an nVidia graphics card, I installed the driver and used this fix to fix the Plymouth bootsplash afterward because it was in text-mode for the bootsplash. I have since installed and configured e4rat to cache files at boot. It seems to have sped up things considerably, but has also re-broken my bootsplash. The resolution is correct, and plymouth is running, but the splash doesn't show.

Is there a way to get Plymouth using the uvesafb driver AND play along with e4rat?

-Extra Notes- I am using 64-bit Linux Mint. My copy of e4rat is compiled from source because the prebuilt package was 32-bit only My graphics card is nVidia 9800M GS (notebook) The splash screen appears during shutdown as it did before. It's only the boot splash that is affected.

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To show bootsplash, add this line to your grub.cfg kernel parameters:


For my system that results in something like the following:

... ro **plymouth:force-splash init=/sbin/e4rat-preload**
initrd  /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-28-generic
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Modifying my /etc/default/burg file right now (alternate graphical grub-based bootloader). Same as grub, just more graphical, so the conf file is the same. I'll let you know if it works. – TuxRug May 10 '11 at 18:48
It works wonderfully! Thank you! – TuxRug May 10 '11 at 18:54

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