No, as soon as I installed 12.04 I restarted the computer, and since then it's always a black screen. If I plug in an external monitor the external monitor stays black and the regular screen displays only left two thirds of the picture.
Restart X as described on the wiki page.
Then make the post install configuration changes.
Alternately use Ubuntu 12.10 or Fedora 17, both have a more recent kernel and both will have X working out of the box.
All this is described on the wiki page you were given
Ok, i did the grub edit to tty1, but im still getting a completely blank screen.
-12.04 of an AAO 751h. fresh install.
You are going to be more specific then that. What edit did you make exactly ? And did you you then update grub ?
I'm not too savvy a user, could you explain what you mean by remove splash?
Does that mean removing the entire line, or just the word splash from that line?
FWIW - an updated kernel will not have this problem. The easy choices for an updated kernel would be to use Ubuntu 12.10 or Fedora 17.
Ubuntu 12.10 is in alpha, so may be buggy.
Fedora 17 looks stable, but gnome is slow, so use kde, xfce, or lxde spins.
The other option would be to install an updated kernel from backports.
Anyone knows what is this?
That thing could make us happy in addition to gma500_gfx
Thanks! removing splash did the trick for me...
is there anything underway to enable 3d and hardware acceleration?