Upgrade to 12.10 Ubuntu now I have lost Plymouth at Boot and Shutdown

Asked by Debbie on 2012-12-05

I have upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and now I only get a fleeting glimpse of the Plymouth Ubuntu 12.10 logo when booting up. A black screen flashes then a blank purple screen shows at which point I get the quick glimpse of the Plymouth Logo, if i'm lucky enough to see it all. Strange, because when I first upgraded it worked fine. At no point since the upgrade, however has the Shutdown screen shown the Plymouth logo, Now all I see is a purple screen with some white text and a cursor flashing on the left hand side. The text reads as follows;

Ubuntu 12.10 OK
Killing all remaining processes FAIL (in red letters

I daresay none of this is important but I do miss the Plymouth logo and I was just wondering if this happens after every upgrade as I see so many others have mentioned the same problem after upgrading to previous versions of Ubuntu.

I tried Linux Mint before I became an avid Ubuntu user and I had the same problem with the boot and shutdown using that as well.

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What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Debbie (deborah-poole) said : #2

sudo: lshw-C: command not found
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux debbie-GT5042B 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:49:53 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
debbie@debbie-GT5042B:~$

There is a space between lshw and the -C

What I wrote:
sudo lshw -C display

What you ran:
sudo lshw-C display

Debbie (deborah-poole) said : #4

sorry about that,, I'll try again..

*-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GT216 [GeForce GT 220]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:d2000000-d2ffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:2000(size=128) memory:d3080000-d30fffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux debbie-GT5042B 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:49:53 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
debbie@debbie-GT5042B:~$

Ok and what is teh output of:

dpkg -l | grep nvidia

Thanks

Debbie (deborah-poole) said : #6

ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.71.1 i386 transitional package for ubuntu-drivers-common
ii nvidia-current 304.51.really.304.43-0ubuntu1 i386 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-settings 304.51-0ubuntu2 i386 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
debbie@debbie-GT5042B:~$

run:

sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-current nvidia-settings
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Reboot to test

Debbie (deborah-poole) said : #9

Removal of all Nvidia drivers and installing the Nvidia Experimental 304 version has rectified this problem, thanks.