After installing Ubuntu 7.10 there is no splash screen displayed at startup nor at shutdown. I just get a ‘Signal Out of Range’ message from my monitor.
A program called usplash controls this process, so I looked into it’s configuration, the values were totally off for my monitor, which uses a resolution of 1280 x 800.
By default the file looks like:
$ sudo cat /etc/usplash.conf
# Usplash configuration file
I edited the file:
$ sudo gedit /etc/usplash.conf
I changed the xres to: xres=1080 and the yres to: yres=800. Then I reconfigured the usplash program with the new settings.
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure usplash
Problem fixed, now the splash image displays both at startup and shutdown.