Friday, November 30, 2007

Fix For Gutsy Taking Forever to Boot/Load

Readers have complained that Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon has been taking forever to load. Once GRUB loads the screen goes black for 2 - 3 minutes. It seems not everyone is having this problem, but for those who have been, there is a very simple and easy fix. You can find the fix on the Ubuntu forums here. Your resolution for the Dell Inspiron 1501 should be 1280 by 800.

Now for my HowTo:

First you need to change your splash resolution settings.

In a terminal:
sudo gedit /etc/usplash.conf

You need to edit the file to look like this:
usplash_conf
xres=1280
yres=800

Then to make the changes stick:

In a terminal type:
sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-ubuntu

This is what your terminal output should look like:
terminal


Now you shouldn't have to wait 2 -3 minutes for your computer to load.

This information was passed onto me by a reader named Matt. Thanks Matt!
edited by pHreaksYcle

13 comments:

Luobotou said...

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redDEAD said...

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catchinggodslight said...

man, in my case it was more than 2-3 mins! i tried re-installing, didn't help, so i tried installing ubuntu studio and the splash didn't load at all! thanks so much...

Nick said...

For some reason this caused a kernel panic error upon bootup. Looked on google and it seems to have happened to other people aswell. I had previously changed the resolution with startupmanager to 1024x768, so that might have something to do with it.

To fix it, I booted into the live cd, backed up my /home. Reinstalled and plopped my /home back in place. Except for a few drivers and apt-get's to be done, I was back where I was before.

caleb said...

Hit alt-f4 when you get to the blackscreen, it's alot faster using the text boot up rather than the graphical one.

Omerta said...

Saludos,
Tengo un error "panic" al iniciar ubuntu 7.10, luego de cambiar utilizar el prcedimiento que descrives. Como podria solucionarlo

vincent said...

excellent, wish you knew how much this has been pissing me off
great work

Igor said...

I'm just removed words quiet splash from
/boot/grub/menu.lst file, related to menu and load OS rules. Now my loading is hacker's :) look like :)

Marcelo said...

For those who had the kernel panic error... or do not want to get the risk... a solution I found is that when booting, change to terminal 1 using Ctrl+Alt+F1, and then back to 8 using Ctrl+Alt+F8.

You'll see your booting in text mode.

Denik said...

Thanks a lot! You power!

Denik said...

Something strange... I was installing ubuntu 2 month ago. Applied this, all was ok. Today I have reinstalled it, applied this and ... my system crashed.. It says something like Bios BUG #81..., waits for a long time, than writes something else, etc...

Can this be, because I've included backports in source list? What can I do? :(

Denik said...

Something strange... I was installing ubuntu 2 month ago. Applied this, all was ok. Today I have reinstalled it, applied this and ... my system crashed.. It says something like Bios BUG #81..., waits for a long time, than writes something else, etc...

Can this be, because I've included backports in source list? What can I do? :(

Denik said...

Please have a look here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=714752

Thanks, Denis.