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Thread: Linux can't detect my VGA driver

  1. #1
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    Question Linux can't detect my VGA driver

    Dear UbuntuForums members and guardian angels,
    Since I've purchased my new Lenovo U530 laptop, I have been deprived of my daily linux dosage.
    Several linux distributions I have tried booting on my laptop have failed to display any visuals on the screen.
    E.G For Ubuntu, I hear the familiar "Bu Dum!" sound on boot, but the screen is plain dark.
    I'm very confused and I think I can safely blame this on driver support.
    Any solution / guidance / ideas would be appreciated.
    Last edited by DarrenVortex; December 18th, 2013 at 06:21 PM.

  2. #2
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    Question Linux doesn't display graphics

    Dear UbuntuForums members and guardian angels,
    Since I've purchased my new Lenovo U530 laptop, I have been deprived of my daily linux dosage.
    Several linux distributions I have tried booting on my laptop have failed to display any visuals on the screen.
    E.G For Ubuntu, I hear the familiar "Bu Dum!" sound on boot, but the screen is plain dark.
    I'm very confused and I think I can safely blame this on driver support.
    Any solution / guidance / ideas would be appreciated.

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    Re: Linux can't detect my VGA driver

    First try booting using the nomodeset option. When you get the menu screen type F6 then add nomodeset to the end of the line and then boot. See if that works.
    boot_info_script | AMD64 Athlon X2 Dual-Core - nVidia Geforce 6150 SE - 4GB DDR3

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    Re: Linux can't detect my VGA driver

    Thread merged.

    Please don't create duplicate posts. It is very difficult of help you with your concern if it is in two places.

    Regards.

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    Re: Linux can't detect my VGA driver

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Thread merged.

    Please don't create duplicate posts. It is very difficult of help you with your concern if it is in two places.

    Regards.
    Apologies. Was not intentional. Can't find the Delete button to delete the second post...

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    Re: Linux can't detect my VGA driver

    There's no delete button. If you want a post moved or jailed please use the report button to the left, also if it's your own.
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