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  The easiest way to fix plymouth after installing nvidia drivers on Linux Mint

The easiest way to fix ugly plymouth theme fter installing nvidia drivers is to open terminal and type:

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

Look for the line :


Just underneath write the line :

if this does not fix your problem replace "GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=auto" with:


then update grub with this command line:

sudo update-grub

reboot and hey presto, a nice plymouth theme :D

Solution tested with fashion theme


BTW this solution did not work for me


If for any reason your grub menu resolution is not right, install grub customizer with this command lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

and then set your screen resolution to:


save and close grub customizer.




Further reading:


If this variable is set, it controls the video mode in which the Linux kernel starts up, replacing the ‘vga=’ boot option (see linux). It may be set to ‘text’ to force the Linux kernel to boot in normal text mode, ‘keep’ to preserve the graphics mode set using ‘gfxmode’, or any of the permitted values for ‘gfxmode’ to set a particular graphics mode (see gfxmode).

Depending on your kernel, your distribution, your graphics card, and the phase of the moon, note that using this option may cause GNU/Linux to suffer from various display problems, particularly during the early part of the boot sequence. If you have problems, set this variable to ‘text’ and GRUB will tell Linux to boot in normal text mode.

The default is platform-specific. On platforms with a native text mode (such as PC BIOS platforms), the default is ‘text’. Otherwise the default may be ‘auto’ or a specific video mode.

This variable is often set by ‘GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX

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3 years ago

Updated the above tutorial  
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3 years ago

Describe a little more regarding the problem this fixes and it is a very good tutorial  

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