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usplash problem under Debian

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Whistler's picture
Joined: 2006-01-03


I installed the usplash package provided by Debian, but during boot the splash is not shown. And there is a message like "No theme found for screen mode 1024x768", however I have already installed the debian-edu-artwork-usplash package.

Is there any way to fix this?

Thanks in advance

libervisco's picture
Joined: 2006-05-04
VESA modes in menu.lst

Maybe the usplash theme expects a specific resolution which you don't have set for your boot process. If the theme needs 1024x768, but it's set to something else that might be why it doesn't work.

So maybe adding vga=791 (for 1024x768 with 16 bit colors) to the kernel line in your /boot/grub/menu.lst would help.

I'll put the table of all VESA VGA mode for convenience (found here).

VESA modes
Colors (depth) 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024 1600x1200
256 ( 8 bit) 769 771 773 775 796
32,768 (15 bit) 784 787 790 793 797
65,536 (16 bit) 785 788 791 794 798
16.8M (24 bit) 786 789 792 795 799

Whistler's picture
Joined: 2006-01-03
thanks for pointing that

thanks for pointing that out.

anyways apart from the vga= parameter for kernel, I also need to do this to get it work:

cd /usr/lib/usplash
ln -s
dpkg-reconfigure usplash

looks like they forgot to create the symlink for usplash to find the theme Smiling

a thing's picture
Joined: 2005-12-20
bug report

File a bug report on Debian for that if you did not already.

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