As I shortly mentioned in my ‘LMDE 2014 Cinnamon‘ review, I had a serious problem with ‘Plymouth’ (that which displays a fancy logo at Boot & Shutdown) when Rebooting, because every now and then, it failed to correctly reset my display screen, thus I could not see what was happening as the display screen did not receive any ‘updates’ and kept displaying the ugly (& scary) screen, which is shown below.
I did not post the fix that I found (thanks to this ‘Debian Wiki’ page) in the review post because that post was already a bit long (& boring! 🙂 ), but as promised, this is the ‘how to’ article for fixing it.
I have an Intel HD 3000 GPU & I do not know if this issue exists for other major GPUs (AMD/ATI or Nvidia), but it certainly fixed mine. So without further due, let us begin.
Step 1: Open your Terminal window and enter the below command.
sudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
This will open up a configuration file using ‘gedit’ text editor.
Step 2: Now look for the below text content.
uvesafb mode_option=1024x768-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap
Once found, delete it completely, and then replace it with the below one, if you have an Intel HD 3000 GPU.
*. If you have an AMD/ATI card, then use the below one instead.
*. Or if you have a Nvidia VGA card, please use the below one.
Step 4: Then put the below command into the Terminal window also. This will update the newly added setting, and it should take few seconds to finish.
sudo update-initramfs -u
When it finishes, reboot your computer for the changes to apply, and the issue should be fixed after that reboot.