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[SOLVED] GRUB spash screen image gone after updates

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[SOLVED] GRUB spash screen image gone after updates

#1 Post by mikeswifty » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:57 am

I've been putting off the updates for awhile (like a few months) and just installed them yesterday. When I rebooted, the image was gone from the GRUB splash screen. I just get text on a blue background. I've checked the /etc/default/grub file and the background is listed as usual:

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# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
#   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DEFAULT="0"
GRUB_TIMEOUT="5"
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="`lsb_release -d -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="zswap.zpool=zsmalloc quiet"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL="console"

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
#GRUB_GFXMODE="640x480"

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID="true"

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER="false"
GRUB_BACKGROUND="/usr/local/share/backgrounds/MX16/grub/beach-rocks-grub.png"
I also tried using the GRUB customizer to add the image back. I did "sudo update-grub" from the terminal afterwards, but changes made with GRUB customizer don't stick, meaning I still have text on a blue screen when I reboot.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Last edited by mikeswifty on Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:24 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: GRUB spash screen image gone after updates

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:14 am

there was a change in the old artwork packages, and its very possible grub can't follow a symlink. symlinks were left in the old locations so things like wallpapers would continue to work correctly.

so try this path.

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/usr/share/backgrounds/MXLinux/grub/beach-rocks-grub.png
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-17
lenovo s21e & 100s - antiX-17, MX17(live-usb)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: GRUB spash screen image gone after updates

#3 Post by mikeswifty » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:24 am

That did the trick. Thanks, Dolphin!

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