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    Black/dark screen on every second boot...

    Hi,

    I have just removed the proprietary fglrx driver on ubuntu 12.04 on my hp pavilion dv6 using the system settings > hardware > additional drivers method. When I reboot, ever second boot succeeds with the other going into a black screen, although I can hear that ubuntu has started and requesting a login in the background. Usual drum sound in the background.... I have searched on various forums but none describe my specific issue. I have tried several times and it is only every second boot.

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated...

    Jacques

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    Re: Black/dark screen on every second boot...

    so you are using catalyst now or radeon ?

    if you have an xorg.conf (which is not required) then delete it:

    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    Re: Black/dark screen on every second boot...

    Thanks dino99 for the reply.

    I am not sure what is the difference and to be honest I don't know which one is running. I have uninstalled the fglrx driver and from what I understand ubuntu would use it's own driver at next reboot. Please help me out here. I have just removed the xorg.conf file and will reboot. Will get back to you with results.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Black/dark screen on every second boot...

    That sorted it out. Thanks a million. Now all that remains is my overheating issue. But that is for another thread. Would still like to know how to find out what I am running. Catalyst or Radeon. As far as I understand it is an ATI radeon card...

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    Re: Black/dark screen on every second boot...

    Hi!, malapradej.

    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    glxinfo | grep -i opengl
    Will tell you what video card you have and which drivers are available and in use.
    Code:
    /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
    Will show if it is 3d compatible.

    Chao!, bogan.
    "Better Solutions may bring Worsened Problems": After Lao Tse, b. circa 405BC. a contemporary of Confucius, who died circa 600BC.
    They did things differently in those days, apparently!!

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