View Full Version : [ubuntu] LiveCD v Real Install Vid Probs

August 3rd, 2009, 03:56 PM
Hi Everybody

Ran Live CD 9.04 on my Toshiba Laptop and everything- video (runs native res 1280x800 widescreen), wifi, sound etc... works perfectomundo.

However, when I do a real install I get a black screen immediately after logging in.

Is this some Xorg problem? Does the Live CD use vesa and then the real install tries to do something "cleverer"? I have an ATI Radeon 200m vid sub sys in the laptop.

Anyway I'd appreciate some help please, as frankly I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Tried searching the forums, but no luck...


August 3rd, 2009, 04:05 PM
Instead of installing or running the Live CD, go down to 'Check disk for errors' (or something similar.) Make sure your disk is ok.

August 3rd, 2009, 04:16 PM
Thanks, already done that disk is fine...

Also, have tried hardy heron (text based install)- same problem...

August 3rd, 2009, 05:32 PM
this was just solved a day or two ago

I'll try to find it for you


August 3rd, 2009, 05:40 PM
haven't found the thread I was looking for but this one might give you some food for thought:



August 3rd, 2009, 06:02 PM


August 3rd, 2009, 06:11 PM
3rd post down (by tinivole) - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=979185

August 3rd, 2009, 06:32 PM

Am reading Lew's link now, thanks.

Just out of curiosity what vid driver does the live cd use? It seems to work very well.

If that doesn't work, will try Freespire too- seems to have more drivers. Annoying though as I like the philosophy of Ubuntu.