Re: 12.10 fresh install black screen no boot
Check out the MAFoElffen Sticky in this forum, there is a step by step troubleshooter in Post #1, and an index in post #2.
In addition you probably need Bumblebee to use the optimus nvidia feature with Hybrid graphics.
Do you get a Grub menu before the blank screen?
And can you get a TTY 'Text Terminal', from 'Ctrl+Alt+F1' ? [ you may need 'Ctrl+Alt+F7' to revert to the Gui screen afterwards.]
If you can, or get a command prompt, 'Alt+F2' + 'term', check that linux-headers-generic file is installed. If not, you need to install it and reinstall the nvidia driver.
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