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  1. #21
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    Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    I burned Kubuntu and Ubuntu 10.04 on CD's, booting them both as LiveCD's both ends with a blank screen.

    They expect end users to deal with this, editing GRUB files?

    Ubuntu worked on this machine for years.
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    Exclamation Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    Hi

    It looks like the driver is using the wrong connector as the primary. I have an ATI Radeon 5850 with two screens connected.

    The X seems to be displaying on the secondary screen instead of the first one. The first screen is blank.

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    Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    Quote Originally Posted by ImpressMe View Post
    I burned Kubuntu and Ubuntu 10.04 on CD's, booting them both as LiveCD's both ends with a blank screen.

    They expect end users to deal with this, editing GRUB files?

    Ubuntu worked on this machine for years.
    I burned 4 before I finally figured it out (with lots of help)
    and it was even easier than everyone thought...

    have you done this..
    When the cd starts, and gets to the Purple screen with the [keyboard]=(human) icons at the bottom...

    when you see that screen, hit spacebar...

    and just continue on normally from there..

    if you havent already done that, give it a try..
    it made a wordld of difference...

    from 4 cd's going blank and giving me nothing...
    to a fully installed perfect working lucid...

    and all i had to do was hit spacebar to get to the 'install' screen.

    weird, but it worked.
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    Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    Quote Originally Posted by nucleuskore View Post
    No I am not great. I am happy to be of some help to you and all who benefited from this little insight. It is however quite annoying to see things like this

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-fix...t-startup.html

    copy/paste verbatim from this thread with no bank link to the reference.
    I found this thread by following a link at the end of the UbuntuGeek.com post.

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    Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    Quote Originally Posted by SabreWolfy View Post
    I found this thread by following a link at the end of the UbuntuGeek.com post.
    Thanks, post edited

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    Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    i have the same problem but i don't have any ATI Cards !!!

    its an old built in Intel Card . it was working fine on karmic


    i tried to install it with nomodeset it installed . but the first boot grub doesnt show !!! it automaticly gows to the logo and then the blank screen

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    Smile Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    Just wanted to give nucleuskore another "thanks". That was really painful, and yet so simple to resolve.

    Scott

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    Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    Quote Originally Posted by The-NightPhoenix View Post
    i have the same problem but i don't have any ATI Cards !!!

    its an old built in Intel Card . it was working fine on karmic


    i tried to install it with nomodeset it installed . but the first boot grub doesnt show !!! it automaticly gows to the logo and then the blank screen
    Same thing here.

    Trying the LiveCD on a Dell Latitude D400 which runs 9.10 just fine. This laptop has Intel 855GM chipset.

    I am really really surprised at this blank screen problem.

    I tried the suggestion about hitting the spacebar. Didn't make any difference.

    Tried nucleuskore's suggestion. Didn't make any difference.

    Ends up at blank screen at start up.



    Not sure where to go from here.
    Last edited by ieee488; May 1st, 2010 at 01:35 AM.
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    Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    Updated my 9.10 64 bit and got the black screen (but ubuntu is running "underneath" that black veil as witnessed by a blind log in that worked and made appropriate sounds). Could not get it (video) working properly. Installed fresh - works perfectly. Go figure.

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    Re: 10.04 LTS RC: Blank Screen at startup

    Quote Originally Posted by nucleuskore View Post
    Eureka !!

    I have a HP Pavilion SLimline s7727c

    with lspci giving me
    VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51 [GeForce 6150 LE] (rev a2)

    I was getting a blank screen (out of sync) on booting from the live cd.

    I worked around the problem as follows:

    • At install screen press F6 and select nomodeset and install Ubuntu as usual.
    • On first boot after install, press e on getting the GRUB bootloader.
    • Using arrow keys navigate to and delete quiet and splash and type the word nomodeset in their place
    • Press Ctrl and X to boot
    • You should now be able to login to your Ubuntu as usual


    For those of you who do not know what to do next, in the taskbar click on System->Administration->Hardware drivers, and select and activate the nvidia current driver if you have an nvidia card like I do. The driver will be downloaded and activated automatically, and you will be prompted for a reboot.
    Thank you so much! These instructions got my parents computer going just perfect! Again, you made all the difference for me today! Thanks.

    Bill.

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