Mint 11 Boot Splash

I have seen a lot of commenting on the decision to use a black screen as the boot splash on Linux Mint 11. One person summed it up well when they said that that black screen is indicative in many other operating systems as something going wrong and it tends to scare people. Well, that being the case, if you are scared or if you just like to see what’s going on behind the scenes like I do sometimes this is how you can fix that fairly easily.

Open up a terminal and do a:
vi /etc/defaults/grub

scroll down to the line that says:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”
and change it to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=””
and save the file.

After that do a:
update-grub

When that is finished, reboot your machine and enjoy watching the text based boot process as it occurs. Pay close attention, though, ’cause it sure doesn’t last long! 😉

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