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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Developers Plan HiDPI Work On GRUB, Plymouth

    On the last day of this week's virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit, developers discussed the next steps for HiDPI support in the Linux distribution outside of their ongoing Unity improvements...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYzMTc

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    Ubuntu's Plymouth theme
    While talking about Plymouth... it's still ugly (non-native resolution) with any proprietary graphics driver, since it was introducted. There were no issues with the prior system used in 9.10 and before.

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    • #3
      Does that mean...upstream contributions?!

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      • #4
        inb4 they decide to just make their own bootloader

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Calinou View Post
          While talking about Plymouth... it's still ugly (non-native resolution) with any proprietary graphics driver, since it was introducted. There were no issues with the prior system used in 9.10 and before.
          You can get hires plymouth with nvidia at least, but it's "not recommended".
          I for one enable it, and then get this on my dmesg:
          Code:
          [    8.836560] NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console
          [    8.836565] NVRM: on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver
          [    8.836568] NVRM: requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console
          [    8.836570] NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
          [    8.836573] NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Calinou View Post
            While talking about Plymouth... it's still ugly (non-native resolution) with any proprietary graphics driver, since it was introducted. There were no issues with the prior system used in 9.10 and before.
            My Gentoo netbook has native resolution Plymouth thanks to uvesafb. Though it does start up slower (has to do two additional modesets compared to not using it).

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            • #7
              Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
              You can get hires plymouth with nvidia at least, but it's "not recommended".
              I for one enable it, and then get this on my dmesg:
              Code:
              [    8.836560] NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console
              [    8.836565] NVRM: on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver
              [    8.836568] NVRM: requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console
              [    8.836570] NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
              [    8.836573] NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.
              Your resolution still is arbitrarily limited to what vesa modes your mainboard supports. On my desktop that's 1600x1200 despite having a 2560x1440 screen.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                Your resolution still is arbitrarily limited to what vesa modes your mainboard supports. On my desktop that's 1600x1200 despite having a 2560x1440 screen.
                Not with uvesafb.

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                • #9
                  Plymouth never worked

                  I have had Nvidia (proprietary and open source), AMD (open source) and Intel graphics.
                  But Plymouth have pretty much never worked.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                    Not with uvesafb.
                    I tried uvesafb and spend countless hours with it. Still couldn't get it to support anything higher than the VESA modes the Hardware Detection Tool of Syslinux lists for my motherboard.

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