configuring plymouth greeter to have 1920X1080 resolution

Asked by Padi Phillips

I installed this greeter soon after I saw it featured in OMG! Ubuntu. At the time there was a very helpful tutorial showing how to make the splash screen resolution match the normal desktop resolution. Unfortunately I don't seem to be able to find it now, and though I have installed the plymouth manager, it doesn't seem to work. I suspect this may be due to a conflict with plymouth greeter, or maybe it just isn't working on my system... or maybe I've not done something. I am somewhat sleep deprived after having spent the night recovering my system from Unity induced catastrophe! Any help would be great, particularly the How-To that was featured. I know it looked very nice when I'd done it, much better than the default 'ragged' splash screen. My friends pare particularly impressed with the Welsh greetings, though there is a slight mistake, it should be 'Noswaith dda' not 'Noswaith da' A slight niggle, but I am a Welsh language teacher! (And, yes, I would be more than happy to provide translations, or attempt corrections if needed.

Padi Phillips.

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Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff (shnatsel) said :

I don't think it's a problem with plymouth-greeter because it shouldn't affect the resolution (in fact, it doesn't mess with the graphical mode at all and should work fine in text mode also). Try, hope this helps. Upgraded systems tend to be a mess and systems upgraded to Natty tend to be a terrible mess, so I won't be surprised if it doesn't work.
The Welsh translation can be found at, any help will be appreciated.
Unfortunately, your fixes won't get into the PPA soon because plymouth-greeter is not maintained at the moment. The current implementation of plymouth-greeter is flawed, it has turned into a thing that it wasn't expected to become. Code architecture is tailored for a tiny boot script, not a huge framework. This results in really dirty code and lots of ugly workarounds, and it still doesn't work in about 50% cases. It's also known to slow down the boot process.

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Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff (shnatsel) said :

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