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Old 10-30-2009, 06:56 PM
Goh Lip
 
Default Black screen on boot after upgrade to Karmic

Dave M G wrote:
> Ubuntu Users,
>
> I upgraded my laptop to Xubuntu Karmic today. It's a slightly older
> laptop, but was rock solid with Jaunty.
>
> When I boot, it gets to the end of the boot splash, and then the screen
> goes black.
>
> Of course I looked on the net and found out about the suggested problems
> with xorg.conf, disabling the splash on boot, and using vesa drivers.
> None of those have helped, though.
>
> Here's the odd thing. If I select to boot into recovery mode, and then
> select to "resume normal boot", I can log in at a command prompt. Once I
> log in, I can then use the command "startx", and Gnome boots up fine.
>
> Once I've got that far, I can log out, log into an Xcfe session, or
> whatever else.
>
> But if I reboot, I'm back to the black screen.
>
> So it seems it's just something about the boot process itself, at the
> moment of switching into graphics mode where the system chokes.
>
> Any suggestions on what I might do?
>
> Thank you for any advice.
>



Tried this?
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Regards,
goh Lip


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