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Thread: Black screens on boot up.

  1. #11
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    Re: Black screens on boot up.

    Good point. I've updated the original post.

    You can type your password at the black screen and hit enter to log in (which will take you to the normal desktop). Basically, the log in screen is there, it's just not visible.
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  2. #12
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    Re: Black screens on boot up.

    I learned a tidbit from system76 support. If you *do* get the black screen before you've updated the drivers, it is waiting for your login password, but you can't see the prompt because the graphics driver hasn't been loaded yet. Go ahead any type your password anyway and it should log you in. *Then* go ahead and update the drivers.

  3. #13
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    Re: Black screens on boot up.

    I'm on Ubuntu 13.04, I've applied the patch, I still get the black screen with the cursor in the upper left corner and when typing my password I'm not logged in.

  4. #14
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    Re: Black screens on boot up.

    It sounds like you're experiencing a different issue. You should contact us via your account on our website. We'll be able to diagnose the problem there.

    Just to recap, if you run these commands:

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    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:system76-dev/stable
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    then reboot your computer, youre still seeing black screens?
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    Re: Black screens on boot up.

    updating to grub2 may solve the problem..

  6. #16
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    Re: Black screens on boot up.

    I'm assuming every user out there is running grub2 at this point.
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