Al, following that instruction, for the very first time since installing my GTX 960 in April, am now able to see the Linux Mint logo after the Grub boot screen!
... so you understand my interest in seeing this Topic through, and having its content covered at Visually Challenged as well?
I don't know why my screenshot isn't showing up as it works for me:
... and it works for me, now. Thank you. I had with with someone else's post the other day, will track down whether it was Photobucket, but PM you if I find anything rather than take this issue off-Topic.
Actually there were two lines that I uncommented, the one below the resolution as well. At any rate, it worked.
... quite so. Apparently you can try it with the one line uncommented, and if that does not "take" or "stick", the line
... will likely do the trick.
In any event, there is more to this than meets the eye (no pun intended), as below:
Cool. I'm not sure why that would affect the logo, but I'm pleased to hear it does.
This is because the changes effected apply not only to the GRUB menu itself, but also affect
- the Splash Screens both in and out of boot/shutdown, and also
- the default size and resolution of text in a Terminal window
There may be more that I have not found yet.
As you can see from my screenshot at #7, I have no vbeinfo in my Toshiba Satellite's GRUB. Any number of other users may find the same. Brief research I have done indicates that the solution is not supported under grub-efi.
I think, though, that the vbeinfo output may not be necessary to achieving the rest of Al's method. In Al's case, the last resolution listed for him was:
1600 x 1200 x32
This is the resolution GRUB "prefers" to use, but as we understand, this can be changed.
Also, in the line, now uncommented:
... you can string together a number of resolutions, separated by semicolons, and have GRUB try them one by one.
Apparently, a number of changes have been made to GRUB since October. Launchpad.net list a plethora of point version issues, and I am still wading through release differences to see what effect these may have, and what happened to vbeinfo.
Once again, input from the OP, MalwareMutilator, would be of considerable assistance here, and I will summarise what I asked of him.
Could you please let us know:
- Can you reboot and at the Windows/Linux option press "c", then Tab, and tell us if vbeinfo is there or just the video references?
- Can you tell us what desktop of Linux Mint 17.1 you are running, eg Mate, Cinnamon or KDE?
If you are not sure on the latter, you can enter Terminal via Ctrl-Alt-t and type and enter
env | grep DESKTOP_SESSION=
and press Enter.
I would also be interested to learn of the OP's output from
...can you do that for us, MalwareMutilator?
BTW - "grub-install --version" is performed at the Terminal prompt, not at boot in the grub> session.