View Full Version : [ubuntu] blank screen after loading screen

November 1st, 2010, 09:12 PM
My screen goes blank after the loading screen when trying to boot in to ubuntu. It does it both recovery mode and the regular. Right before the problem starting happening, i did two things, I update the entire OS and installed driver for nVidia graphics card.

I have tried loading into older versions as well and still the same problem.

any idea in how to proceed?

November 1st, 2010, 09:19 PM
May be something with the driver. Proceed with recovery mode and choose the option to fix X. should return to the default settings.

November 1st, 2010, 09:42 PM
it goes blank in the recovery mode as well

November 1st, 2010, 09:46 PM
Can you give much more information about your situation, such as:

What were you using before (version, different OS?)
How did you (Software update, fresh install, distribution update)
What version are you using now?
What nvidia card do you have?
How did you install the Nvidia driver?
What version Nvidia driver
Will recovery mode show anything on the screen?

November 1st, 2010, 09:55 PM
Try editing the boot line before Ubuntu boots to include nomodeset and see if that helps.

Dave ;)

November 10th, 2010, 11:25 PM
I have found the problem, I have both an on-board and Dedicated nvidia GPU. The problem occurs only after activating the nvidia driver. It works flawlessly with it de-activated. I tried to startx the server but it says no device detected.

now I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and haven't updated anything.