View Full Version : [ubuntu] White Screen of Death - One Solution

December 12th, 2008, 12:43 AM
I jut ran into this issue. In my instance it was after my system froze and I was forced to power cycle the system. When I tried to login, the white screen of death was displayed. Somthing to note, the system wasn't dead, after 5 min it went into the screen saver. It appeared that a package somewhere int he system got corrupted somehow so here is what I did:

At the login screen, select: Option / Gnome-failsafe
From a shell:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
$ sudo apt-get install -f

When it came back all was fine.

-Good luck