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Kubuntu Splash screen and HDMI
« on: December 13, 2009, 10:40:43 pm »
Hi,

I have an issue with my installation. My TV is connected to the box via HDMI. When it boots then splash screen is not displayed on TV. But if the monitor is attached to the VGA port the splash screen is visible there. The same for console. It isn't showed on the TV. Just on VGA monitor. Any suggestion how to fix it.

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Re: Kubuntu Splash screen and HDMI
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 03:09:47 am »
Hi..
I had the same problem or not really a problem, but when I disconnect my VGA cable and restarted my box the Splash screen shows on the HDMI.
Just unplug the vga from the pc and see if that worked..
it did for me..
C

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Re: Kubuntu Splash screen and HDMI
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009, 09:01:51 am »
Actually I don't use VGA monitor. Just HDTV. I connected it when installed 0810 beta2 and saw that thing. Before I just didn't care to much about that.
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Re: Kubuntu Splash screen and HDMI
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009, 06:28:21 pm »
Usually this follows what is defined in your BIOS for the primary card and port for video, if those options exist. Do you see the BIOS and POST bits prior to the splash screen?

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Re: Kubuntu Splash screen and HDMI
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009, 07:21:30 pm »
Michael:
   I believe you and I have the same setup and I have to agree w/fastie81. I saw a similar behavior originally. Even if my video (LCD, plasma, monitor, etc.) is receiving the input from the HDMI source and has the HDMI source as selected, just the fact that I had the VGA cable connected to the motherboard (VGA D-sub connector) would make the splash screen not show.

Test it out...just have the HDMI connector and no other video cables connected.

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Re: Kubuntu Splash screen and HDMI
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009, 07:49:58 pm »
Thanks guys for your replays. I'd like clarify the situation a bit. First of all I don't have any connection for the graphic card except HDMI (as I told you I connected it just to install 0810 as second OS). Also I can see the BIOS splash screen and grub menu on my TV. But right after that it displays nothing till start X. So, the Kubuntu splash screen is not displayed on TV at all.
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Re: Kubuntu Splash screen and HDMI
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009, 10:52:41 pm »
Hi,
in the /boot/grub/menu.lst, change splash to nosplash and remove the quiet directive. On boot, no more splash image and you will see the boot proceeding.
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Re: Kubuntu Splash screen and HDMI
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 08:39:14 am »
Hi,
in the /boot/grub/menu.lst, change splash to nosplash and remove the quiet directive. On boot, no more splash image and you will see the boot proceeding.
Bst,
Paulo

Well this is a possible way. But my idea is to show LinuxMCE splash screen during the booting by replacing original one :)
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Re: Kubuntu Splash screen and HDMI
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 04:56:18 pm »
The other way would be adding the vga= option. See http://pierre.baudu.in/other/grub.vga.modes.html. Maybe this will help.