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Thread: black screen on mint 64 bit 13 release...Maya

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    black screen on mint 64 bit 13 release...Maya

    hi here is the spec first

    System: Host david-laptop Kernel 2.6.32-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint 9 Isadora
    CPU: Dual core Celeron T3100 (SMP) cache 1024 KB flags (sse3 nx lm) bmips 7580.92
    Clock Speeds: (1) 1895.231 MHz (2) 1895.231 MHz
    Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.7.6 Res: 1366x768@60.0hz
    GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset GEM 20091221 2009Q4 GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.7.1 Direct Rendering Yes
    Audio: Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver HDA Intel
    Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.21
    Network: Card-1 Atheros Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter driver atl1c v: 1.0.0.1-NAPI at port 1000
    Card-2 Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver ath9k
    Disks: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (17.4% used) 1: /dev/sda WDC WD2500BEVT-0 250.1GB
    Partition: ID:/ size: 221G used: 41G (20%) fs: ext4 ID:swap-1 size: 9.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: N/A
    Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info: Processes 153 Uptime 8 min Memory 580.4/2949.9MB Client Shell inxi 1.3.2


    Hi my problem is anytime I try to try out a Ubuntu based OS from a live CD I get the dreaded black screen of death - never had any problems on Mint 10 or 9 worked like a dream - what has changed in the kernel drivers from 11 onwards for my Intel graphics card to get to the black screen after booting...is there a way for me to 'fix' this ...nomodeset and compatibility modes result in a hellish screen resolution and right and left clicking for any buttons to work once I have booted into the OS...from the live medium . This is a very common occurrence as far as I can see from the forums on Mint , Ubuntu and others is there anything I can do at all...any feedback and your time would be appreciated

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    Re: black screen on mint 64 bit 13 release...Maya

    I have had the same problem, with Mint 13 and Ubuntu 12.04.

    I am going to try an older version of Mint.
    Registered Linux User #426227

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    Re: black screen on mint 64 bit 13 release...Maya

    Mint 11 with the proprietary ATI driver works like a charm.

    Bit weird that newer versions of Ubuntu/Mint don't work!
    Registered Linux User #426227

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