View Full Version : [ubuntu] problem upgrading from 8.04 to 9.04 in sony vaio notebook

May 7th, 2009, 10:47 AM
i'm upgrading my sony vaio VNG CR41Z from ubuntu 8.04 to 9.04. Everything has gone well, but when i reboot the machine i obtain a black screen.
The system boots, but it seems there are some problems with graphicals devices, because instead of presenting me the login page, i see a black screen.
Anyone has the same problems? Does anyone know a solution?
Thanks for the help.

May 7th, 2009, 12:34 PM
From memory the vaio notebooks use ATI Radeon video cards.

If yours is the same, there appears to be a lot of issues relating to drivers for these cards under Linux and Ubuntu.

This url may help you out:


May 7th, 2009, 01:19 PM
There is also this thread that may help: