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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2014, 10:58:25 am »
It was fine in distros based on 12.04 .. so assuming LXLE use plymouth to supply the boot screens like most Ubuntu based distros, they did nothing .. the problem (if you can call it one) arose after 12.04
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2014, 11:00:59 am »
It was fine in distros based on 12.04 .. so assuming LXLE use plymouth to supply the boot screens like most Ubuntu based distros, they did nothing .. the problem (if you can call it one) arose after 12.04
I think they are using Plymouth if I am not mistaken, maybe we can make a better one and call it Chrysler....  Hahahaha    ;D
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2014, 11:11:20 am »
American car reference right ?

Calling it Portsmouth works better this side of the pond :)
(both naval cities)
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2014, 11:15:46 am »
American car reference right ?

Calling it Portsmouth works better this side of the pond :)
(both naval cities)
Yeah Dodge was their base model, Plymouth was the mid range model, and Chrysler was their top of the line model...  :)
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2014, 11:35:36 am »
Peppermint Three is based on 12.04 and doesn't do it.

Peppermint Four is based on 13.04 and does exhibit this as far as I've tested.

Either way, it's a boot splash so we're not tripping over ourselves trying to come up with a solution. I think most people are filing it as a quirk rather than a bug.
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2014, 11:44:20 am »
Peppermint Three is based on 12.04 and doesn't do it.

Peppermint Four is based on 13.04 and does exhibit this as far as I've tested.

Either way, it's a boot splash so we're not tripping over ourselves trying to come up with a solution. I think most people are filing it as a quirk rather than a bug.
All of my peppermint 3 Installs do this, just so you know.... From 650 mhz processors all the way up to 3.0 ghz processors, it don't matter how much ram or video card they have, they all have black screen on peppermint 3...  or maybe I am just lucky and have all the machines that don't work...  LOL   ;)
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2014, 12:19:51 pm »
...maybe I am just lucky and have all the machines that don't work...  LOL   ;)
This is a distinct possibility.  ;)
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2014, 10:04:42 am »
Since this isn't really a support topic, I'm marking it as such.
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2014, 10:20:38 am »
Actually as Kendall is right, I've moved it to "General Discussion" :)
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2014, 05:18:27 pm »
The plymouth splash screens have always worked fine for me, from Peppermint 2 onwards. With Peppermint 4, my only issue was that it boots so fast I only saw the splash screen for a couple seconds, but that's like complaining about winning the lottery.
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2014, 06:26:36 pm »
This may also depend on graphics card drivers .. whatever it is it doesn't affect all PC's, my Aspire One netbooks display the PM4 splash screens all the way through the boot but an EeePC only show it for about 2 seconds before it loads the login screen.

A solution might be to add a background image to GRUB

On the EeePC I've set a GRUB background image, and this is displayed right up until the 2 seconds the splash screen displays for.

Maybe that's what LXLE are doing ?
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2014, 07:06:36 pm »
On the EeePC I've set a GRUB background image, and this is displayed right up until the 2 seconds the splash screen displays for.

Maybe that's what LXLE are doing ?
That was the first thing I checked was the grub config on the LXLE machines i have here and their grub.cfg is identical to everyone elses....
However I will give that a shot, it sure beats text flying by to prove it is doing something on boot up....

Edit: That guy never picked up his LXLE towers yet, so If you want me to check on things on LXLE like grub files, and stuff let me know while they are still here....
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2014, 08:19:27 pm »
In Peppermint try creating a .tga image file .. call it whatever you like as long as it's got no spaces in the name and is a .tga file

Place it in the /boot/grub directory

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When you boot .. does that now at least give you that image instead of the black screen ?
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2014, 08:41:24 pm »
In Peppermint try creating a .tga image file .. call it whatever you like as long as it's got no spaces in the name and is a .tga file

Place it in the /boot/grub directory

Then run:
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sudo update-grub

When you boot .. does that now at least give you that image instead of the black screen ?

That worked Mark and it is a lot nicer then a black screen full of text, it looks more professional....  ;)
Pic of the old gateway laptop running the new grub setup...  :)
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Re: Peppermint 5
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2014, 06:37:31 am »
Cool .. not the perfect solution but better than nothing.

I wonder if we could/should add a GRUB background image by default in Peppermint 6 ... just to be on the safe side.
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