Archive for August, 2010


1. We will have to edit grub configuration. Open a terminal and paste this: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub . Hit Enter. It will open grub preferences in Gedit.

2. Locate the line “# GRUB_GFXMODE=800×600” (resolution may be different). U have to change the resolution to actual resolution of your screen, for example mine is 1240×1024. Next step is to uncomment this line (remove the # and and the empty space if is, so the letter G of the word GRUB will be the first letter in this line). After u r done, save the file and close.

3. Now paste this line in terminal: sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/00_header .
Hit Enter. It will open a text file with a lot of stuff. Use the search option at the top of the window to locate this line: gfxmode=${GRUB_GFXMODE} . After u successfully find it, u will have to add this line: “set gfxpayload=keep” (of course without the ” sign) just under the gfxmode=${GRUB_GFXMODE}. Make it look like this:

set gfxmode=${GRUB_GFXMODE}
set gfxpayload=keep

Now, save the file and close.

4. In terminal paste: sudo update-grub . Hit enter, it will generate new grub.cfg file so the changes u made will be saved. Reboot and enjoy sexy boot screen resolution.

!!!!In case u don’t know what is your screen resolution! Go to System – Administration – NVidia X serever settings and click on the NVidia X sever display configuration tab)) it will show u your screen reso

To disable the login screen user list in Ubuntu 10.04, simply run the following command, entering your password when prompted:

sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set --type boolean /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list true

The next time you log in you’ll be prompted to enter your username and password, instead of selecting your username from a list.