At shutdown both splash background and text are shown ...

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Hi!

It happens that I have got the exact same problem with the same boot screen. It also happens that fixing the configuration files the way you suggested does NOT change anything, since I had this problem with the original bootscreen as well. I am using Suse 11.3 with kde. By the way: have you got a progress bar when you boot, since I haven’t got one too (I can’t remember if I had one with the original screen, but I think so). I just switched to suse from kubuntu, so I’m not too familiar with opensuse. Would you have any suggestions?