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    Re: Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot

    ooops, I just noticed you wrote "go to where your install is" - and now I am not sure what that means? The logs above (of grub and xorg) are taken from the regular file system, after I booted the trial mode, I went to the places you told me and copied the logs here. Hope that's what you meant. And thanks again for the help!

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    Re: Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by linux.girl View Post
    Hi and thanks for the answer!!

    Here is the information you asked (I did manage to boot the try mode from the live cd):

    1) lspci -vnn | grep VGA
    Code:
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2e32] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    2) /etc/default/grub
    Code:
    # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
    # /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
    # For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
    #   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
    
    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    
    # Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
    # This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
    # the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
    #GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"
    
    # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
    #GRUB_TERMINAL=console
    
    # The resolution used on graphical terminal
    # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
    # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
    #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
    
    # Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
    #GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true
    
    # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
    #GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"
    
    # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
    #GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
    3) /var/log/xorg.0.log
    Code:
    [   153.783] 
    X.Org X Server 1.10.4
    Release Date: 2011-08-19
    [   153.783] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    [   153.783] Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-29-server x86_64 Ubuntu
    [   153.783] Current Operating System: Linux ubuntu 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64
    [   153.783] Kernel command line: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
    [   153.783] Build Date: 29 September 2011  02:45:13AM
    [   153.783] xorg-server 2:1.10.4-1ubuntu4 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support) 
    [   153.783] Current version of pixman: 0.22.2
    [   153.783]     Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
    [   153.783] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    
    [   153.783] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
    [   153.783] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
    [   153.783] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
    [   153.783] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
    
    [   153.783] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
        Using a default monitor configuration.
    [   153.783] (==) Automatically adding devices
    [   153.783] (==) Automatically enabling devices
    
    [   153.784] (--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:2e32:1019:2965 rev 3, Mem @ 0xfe800000/4194304, 0xd0000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x0000dc00/8
    
    [   153.786] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
    [   153.786] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
    [   153.786] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [   153.786]     compiled for 1.10.2.902, module version = 2.15.901
    [   153.786]     Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    [   153.786]     ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
    
    [   153.787] (II) intel: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810,
        i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 854, 852GM/855GM, 865G, 915G,
        E7221 (i915), 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, Pineview GM, Pineview G,
        965G, G35, 965Q, 946GZ, 965GM, 965GME/GLE, G33, Q35, Q33, GM45,
        4 Series, G45/G43, Q45/Q43, G41, B43, B43, Clarkdale, Arrandale,
        Sandybridge Desktop (GT1), Sandybridge Desktop (GT2),
        Sandybridge Desktop (GT2+), Sandybridge Mobile (GT1),
        Sandybridge Mobile (GT2), Sandybridge Mobile (GT2+),
        Sandybridge Server, Ivybridge Mobile (GT1), Ivybridge Mobile (GT2),
        Ivybridge Desktop (GT1), Ivybridge Desktop (GT2), Ivybridge Server
    
    [   153.787] (++) using VT number 7
    
    [   153.788] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
    [   153.788] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
    [   153.788] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
    [   153.788] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
    [   153.788] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
    [   153.789] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
    [   153.789] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [   153.789]     compiled for 1.10.4, module version = 0.0.2
    [   153.789]     ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
    
    [   153.789] drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:00:02.0
    [   153.789] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    [   153.789] drmOpenDevice: open result is 12, (OK)
    [   153.789] drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 12
    [   153.789] drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports pci:0000:00:02.0
    
    [   153.789] (II) intel(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
        "Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
    [   153.789] (==) intel(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
    [   153.789] (==) intel(0): RGB weight 888
    [   153.789] (==) intel(0): Default visual is TrueColor
    [   153.789] (II) intel(0): Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) G41
    [   153.789] (--) intel(0): Chipset: "G41"
    [   153.789] (**) intel(0): Relaxed fencing enabled
    [   153.789] (**) intel(0): Wait on SwapBuffers? enabled
    [   153.789] (**) intel(0): Triple buffering? enabled
    [   153.789] (**) intel(0): Framebuffer tiled
    [   153.789] (**) intel(0): Pixmaps tiled
    [   153.789] (**) intel(0): 3D buffers tiled
    [   153.789] (**) intel(0): SwapBuffers wait enabled
    [   153.789] (==) intel(0): video overlay key set to 0x101fe
    
    [   153.872] (II) intel(0): Output VGA1 has no monitor section
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): EDID for output VGA1
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Manufacturer: PTS  Model: 899  Serial#: 16843009
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Year: 2008  Week: 3
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): EDID Version: 1.3
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Analog Display Input,  Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.300 V
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Sync:  Separate
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Max Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 47  vert.: 30
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Gamma: 2.20
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): DPMS capabilities: StandBy Suspend Off; RGB/Color Display
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): redX: 0.644 redY: 0.333   greenX: 0.286 greenY: 0.603
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): blueX: 0.152 blueY: 0.079   whiteX: 0.313 whiteY: 0.329
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Supported established timings:
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 720x400@70Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 640x480@60Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 640x480@72Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 640x480@75Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 800x600@60Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 800x600@72Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 800x600@75Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 1024x768@60Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 1024x768@70Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 1024x768@75Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): 1280x1024@75Hz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Supported standard timings:
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): #0: hsize: 1280  vsize 1024  refresh: 60  vid: 32897
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): #1: hsize: 1680  vsize 1050  refresh: 60  vid: 179
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): #2: hsize: 1440  vsize 900  refresh: 60  vid: 149
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): #3: hsize: 1440  vsize 900  refresh: 75  vid: 3989
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Supported detailed timing:
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): clock: 146.2 MHz   Image Size:  474 x 296 mm
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): h_active: 1680  h_sync: 1784  h_sync_end 1960 h_blank_end 2240 h_border: 0
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): v_active: 1050  v_sync: 1053  v_sync_end 1059 v_blanking: 1089 v_border: 0
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Supported detailed timing:
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): clock: 106.5 MHz   Image Size:  474 x 296 mm
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): h_active: 1440  h_sync: 1520  h_sync_end 1672 h_blank_end 1904 h_border: 0
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): v_active: 900  v_sync: 903  v_sync_end 909 v_blanking: 934 v_border: 0
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Ranges: V min: 56 V max: 76 Hz, H min: 31 H max: 80 kHz, PixClock max 155 MHz
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Serial No: ACCQ810023920
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): EDID (in hex):
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0):     00ffffffffffff004293990801010101
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0):     03120103082f1e78ead515a455499a27
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0):     145054adcf008180b3009500950f0101
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0):     01010101010121399030621a274068b0
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0):     3600da281100001c9a29a0d051842230
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0):     50983600da281100001c000000fd0038
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0):     4c1f500f000a202020202020000000ff
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0):     004143435138313030323339323000dc
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "PTS", prod id 2201
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Using EDID range info for horizontal sync
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Using EDID range info for vertical refresh
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1680x1050"x0.0  146.25  1680 1784 1960 2240  1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync (65.3 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0  106.50  1440 1520 1672 1904  900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0   40.00  800 840 968 1056  600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0   31.50  640 656 720 840  480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync (37.5 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0   31.50  640 664 704 832  480 489 492 520 -hsync -vsync (37.9 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0   25.18  640 656 752 800  480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "720x400"x0.0   28.32  720 738 846 900  400 412 414 449 -hsync +vsync (31.5 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0  135.00  1280 1296 1440 1688  1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (80.0 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0   78.75  1024 1040 1136 1312  768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync (60.0 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0   75.00  1024 1048 1184 1328  768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (56.5 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0   65.00  1024 1048 1184 1344  768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0   49.50  800 816 896 1056  600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync (46.9 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0   50.00  800 856 976 1040  600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync (48.1 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0  108.00  1280 1328 1440 1688  1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (64.0 kHz)
    [   153.956] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0  136.75  1440 1536 1688 1936  900 903 909 942 -hsync +vsync (70.6 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Printing probed modes for output VGA1
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1680x1050"x60.0  146.25  1680 1784 1960 2240  1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync (65.3 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x75.0  135.00  1280 1296 1440 1688  1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (80.0 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x60.0  108.00  1280 1328 1440 1688  1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (64.0 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1440x900"x75.0  136.75  1440 1536 1688 1936  900 903 909 942 -hsync +vsync (70.6 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1440x900"x59.9  106.50  1440 1520 1672 1904  900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1024x768"x75.1   78.80  1024 1040 1136 1312  768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync (60.1 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1024x768"x70.1   75.00  1024 1048 1184 1328  768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (56.5 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1024x768"x60.0   65.00  1024 1048 1184 1344  768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "800x600"x72.2   50.00  800 856 976 1040  600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync (48.1 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "800x600"x75.0   49.50  800 816 896 1056  600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync (46.9 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "800x600"x60.3   40.00  800 840 968 1056  600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "640x480"x72.8   31.50  640 664 704 832  480 489 491 520 -hsync -vsync (37.9 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "640x480"x75.0   31.50  640 656 720 840  480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync (37.5 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "640x480"x60.0   25.20  640 656 752 800  480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Modeline "720x400"x70.1   28.32  720 738 846 900  400 412 414 449 -hsync +vsync (31.5 kHz)
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Output VGA1 connected
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Using exact sizes for initial modes
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Output VGA1 using initial mode 1680x1050
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Using default gamma of (1.0, 1.0, 1.0) unless otherwise stated.
    [   153.957] (II) intel(0): Kernel page flipping support detected, enabling
    [   153.957] (**) intel(0): Display dimensions: (470, 300) mm
    [   153.957] (**) intel(0): DPI set to (90, 88)
    [   153.957] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
    [   153.957] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
    [   153.957] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
    [   153.958] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [   153.958]     compiled for 1.10.4, module version = 1.0.0
    [   153.958]     ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    [   153.958] (II) Loading sub module "dri2"
    [   153.958] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
    [   153.958] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
    [   153.958] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [   153.958]     compiled for 1.10.4, module version = 1.2.0
    [   153.958]     ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
    [   153.958] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
    [   153.958] (II) Unloading vesa
    [   153.958] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
    [   153.958] (II) Unloading fbdev
    [   153.958] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdevhw"
    [   153.958] (II) Unloading fbdevhw
    [   153.958] (==) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
    [   153.958] (II) intel(0): [DRI2] Setup complete
    [   153.958] (II) intel(0): [DRI2]   DRI driver: i965
    Thanks again!

    linux.girl
    You have an Intel chipset. This was the log from the Live image and not from your install <> But it helped to see what it did boot up on...

    Booting from the LiveCD it boots up sucessfully using the xorg-xorg-video-intel driver and displays fine.
    Somehow in your install, it isn't finding that driver on it's own like it should.

    SO... While booted from a LiveCD. Go to Places > This time ensure you can find the drive/partition that you installed Ubuntu to... You should be able to find it under "Computer." This is important that you find that instance and open it in. This will mount that filesytem.

    Now go to Applications > Accessories > Text Editor > New

    Cut and paste the below into it and save ibto /etc/X11/ as filename xorg.conf.
    Code:
    # Created for linuxgril
    # Revised 2011.19.10 MAFoElffen
    # xorg.conf
    
    Section "Device" 
            Identifier       "Configured Video Device"
        Driver         "intel"
        VendorName "Intel Series 4 IGC"
        BusID          "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            # This is the monitor section the Princeton Monitor.
        Identifier          "Configured Monitor" 
        VendorName "PTS"
        ModelName        "Model: 899 Serial#: 16843009"
        HorizSync          31.0 - 80.0
        VertRefresh     56.0 - 76.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
        Device         "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    This was created using the values from your xorg.O.log where it succesfully booted on your hardware. The driver section points to the intel driver so that it doesn't have to guess.
    Last edited by MAFoElffen; October 20th, 2011 at 02:09 AM.
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    Re: Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by paulb42 View Post
    Hello

    I have a blank screen instead of a logon screen. Grub displays fine, plymouth boot splash displays fine, then just a blank screen. I can get to a TTY terminal with Ctrl-Alt-F1 to shutdown cleanly. When I get the blank screen I get a Mode Not Supported message.

    Until August, I was using onboard graphics, then I was given a GeForce 7600 card which worked fine, and I installed the suggested drivers. For a month it was fine.

    Then on 19th September, I applied some updates, and the logon screen refused to show after that. Most of the updates were for CUPS but a couple were for xorg, I think, and wonder if that was the cause.

    I have tried all sorts of things as suggested in this thread, and still get the same results. Grub fine, splash fine, but no logon menu. If I could work out how to change my userid so it auto-logs on maybe I could bypass the logon menu.

    I tried the previous kernel, and got a message about low graphics mode, then the same result as before.

    I am using 10.04 LTS. I have reinstalled it in another partition, but not installed any additional drivers and so far it's been fine. I could just forget about the failing system but a) I don't like failures! and b) it was set up exactly as I like it ( and in particular I finally got Citrix to work and can't remember how ).

    Can you help? Here are the bits I think you need.


    Code:
    paul@paul-desktop:~$ lspci -vnn | grep VGA
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce 7600 GT] [10de:0391] (rev a1)
    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder75)  Thu Apr 22 11:44:23 PDT 2010
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "Unknown"
        HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
        VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Thanks!
    Paul
    Paul,
    Let me get this straight... You were and still are running 10.04. You were running onboard graphics, now from an added nvidia card. It was working okay until you had some updates, then poof.

    I noticed your xorg.conf, section for the driver does not have a BusID line to point it to which of your two GPUs are in your box. It may be that xorg is confused on which GPU to use.

    Please post the results of
    Code:
    lspci -vnn | grep VGA
    Multi-Boot= Various flavours of Windows, Linux and Unix... Ubuntu user # 33563, Linux user # 533637
    Sticky: [all variants] Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot
    Boot Info Script courtesy of community member meierfra

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    Re: Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot

    Hello and thanks for your reply. yes that's exactly right.
    here is the result of the command.


    Code:
    paul@paul-desktop:~$ lspci -vnn | grep VGA
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce 7600 GT] [10de:0391] (rev a1)
    paul@paul-desktop:~$
    Thanks

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    Re: Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by MAFoElffen View Post
    Phill,

    Remember Post #280? <-- Link

    When you go to nVidia (link in the post) when you put in the Product type... Ensure that you put in Geoforce 8M series, instead of Geoforce 8 Series. I'm not sure if your chipset is raally distinct or unique, but... I looked into that and it seems to go to different drivers.

    The next thing, is that even before installing that driver, use the tip from Solution option 2

    Nouveau and nVidia don't play nice together. You could alternately do this by terminal CLI just by
    Code:
    echo options nouveau modeset=0 > etc/modeprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
    Now I remember how frustrating this is and why I gave up last time around!

    My biggest problem in trying to solve this is my inability to boot into a terminal. From a fresh install I pressing <ctrl><alt>F1 etc yields a blank screen. Rebooting and editing grub produces same. Installing nvidia proprietary drivers from "Additional Drivers" produces same and cannot get terminal by above methods. All this makes the instructions listed above impossible to complete.

    That being said, I normally do my fresh install without being connected to the internet, thus disabling the 'Download updates during installation' function. One time I inadvertently left it connected to the internet. After this install the laptop would not boot at all. It would however allow me to get a terminal by pressing <ctrl><alt>F1. This did allow me to complete the process described in #280. Unfortunately it didn't work however and the results were the familiar black screen and inability to get a terminal.

    I feel that at least part of the problem here is that my monitor is not being detected correctly. We thought the same last time round if you remember #194. I think that the monitor is being feed a resolution it is not capable of.

    Cheers
    Phil

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    Re: Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by DrHackenbush View Post
    Good news / bad news. You can scratch me off of your 'still needs help' list. I ended up blowing away the OS and trying again. Thanks a TON for all of you time and effort - I really do appreciate it.
    Yeah, me too. I also thank our gracious helper. Though still not able to boot live 11 version CDs, I give up. Will have to try them at another time. Gone back to 10,04 LTS till it expires. Probably will need a new computer by that time and I will make sure it has compatible hardware, drivers etc.
    Though too inexperienced to fix this problem, I have learned so much here for which I thank you, Mike.
    Liz

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    Re: Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot

    Hi MAFoElffen!

    Thank you so much for all your help and am sorry for the late reply - I am still struggling to find my way on this new ubuntu layout and am not sure even where "Places" is, even less the "Computer" The drop down menu and actually all menus are different here, so I dont know where to look, can you point me to it?

    Thanks again!

    Quote Originally Posted by MAFoElffen View Post
    You have an Intel chipset. This was the log from the Live image and not from your install <> But it helped to see what it did boot up on...

    Booting from the LiveCD it boots up sucessfully using the xorg-xorg-video-intel driver and displays fine.
    Somehow in your install, it isn't finding that driver on it's own like it should.

    SO... While booted from a LiveCD. Go to Places > This time ensure you can find the drive/partition that you installed Ubuntu to... You should be able to find it under "Computer." This is important that you find that instance and open it in. This will mount that filesytem.

    Now go to Applications > Accessories > Text Editor > New

    Cut and paste the below into it and save ibto /etc/X11/ as filename xorg.conf.
    Code:
    # Created for linuxgril
    # Revised 2011.19.10 MAFoElffen
    # xorg.conf
    
    Section "Device" 
            Identifier       "Configured Video Device"
        Driver         "intel"
        VendorName "Intel Series 4 IGC"
        BusID          "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            # This is the monitor section the Princeton Monitor.
        Identifier          "Configured Monitor" 
        VendorName "PTS"
        ModelName        "Model: 899 Serial#: 16843009"
        HorizSync          31.0 - 80.0
        VertRefresh     56.0 - 76.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
        Device         "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    This was created using the values from your xorg.O.log where it succesfully booted on your hardware. The driver section points to the intel driver so that it doesn't have to guess.

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    Re: Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot

    Hi MAFoElffen, me again, it didn't work. I am almost sure I copied what you gave me into the right place, but again I got only the black screen after reboot. Any other ideas of what I could do solve this? Perhaps re-install grub as suggested in the first post? Thanks again in advance!
    Last edited by linux.girl; October 20th, 2011 at 05:33 PM.

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    Re: Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by linux.girl View Post
    Hi MAFoElffen, me again, it didn't work. I am almost sure I copied what you gave me into the right place, but again I got only the black screen after reboot. Any other ideas of what I could do solve this? Perhaps re-install grub as suggested in the first post? Thanks again in advance!
    Okay- Unity is on Oneiric Live Image now...

    Lets try to approach this a little differently... If while booting your PC, if you hold down the shift key, does the Grub menu display?
    Multi-Boot= Various flavours of Windows, Linux and Unix... Ubuntu user # 33563, Linux user # 533637
    Sticky: [all variants] Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot
    Boot Info Script courtesy of community member meierfra

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    Re: Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot

    Hi MAFoElffen,

    No, when I pressed the shift key grub did not come up. BUT - problem solved just now, here is what happened:

    I read in another forum (a link that someone else gave me), that some people who had this black screen problem solved it by re-installing ubuntu, but this time, choosing the upgrade ubuntu 11.10 to ubuntu 11.10 option. I decided to try it, to see what happens. While I was doing this option, just before the installation started, it popped a message saying that I had no swap and it offered me to go back to the partition part to make a partition for the swap. I did go back and found myself in the advanced partition menu of the install CD. Note that the previous times that I installed, I simply chose in which disk I want to install ubuntu (I have two in my desktop, one of 1T and one of 160G). I chose the 1T all the time and did not go into the advanced partition thing because I wanted a simple install, ubuntu on all the 1T disk. Now that I was forced to enter there due to this swap message, I noticed that on the previous installation (the one that did boot into the black screen), it somehow chose to install the MBR in the 160G disk instead of in the 1T disk, which is the one I had always chosen.

    Anyways, I made the swap partition, chose the 1T for the MBR and proceeded with the upgrade ubuntu 11.10 to ubuntu 11.10 option. It took more than 2 hours to complete the installation (as opposed to 20/30 mins on previous times) and in the end, low and behold, it booted OK.

    Now I don't know if what solved the problem is the fact that I corrected the location where MBR should be installed OR the ubuntu 11.10 to ubuntu 11.10 upgrade option OR a combination of both.

    In any event, thank you SO much for your help, you guys are really amazing!

    Now I am on to my next challenge: figuring out unity and/or figuring out a way to go back to the classic menus

    Again thank you so much!!!!

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