View Full Version : [ubuntu] Boot or restart to blank "black" screen..HELP

August 6th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Well I booted up and I see my mouse, hear my boot up sounds to the login screen but no picture. I figured it was Xorg issue or nvidia issue.
I used this guide http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1125400&highlight=fails+start to completely remove and re-install my nvidia driver.

Still nothing works. I had my ubuntu running sweet and now this. All help is appreciated and thx in advance...

I want my Jaunty back......

August 7th, 2009, 01:34 AM
do you dual boot and do you have a recovery option at
the grub screen.

August 7th, 2009, 01:55 AM
yes..triple boot actually. and yes recovery option in grub. I tried fix broken packages option. Nothing... I'm thinking if I un-install the nvidia driver, can I just use a restricted one and still be able to use compiz?

August 7th, 2009, 02:59 AM
ok you have tried the recovery try this.You should be using proprietary
drivers if your running compiz.I don't know how you got around that.

try this
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

August 7th, 2009, 06:11 AM
Well I completely uninstalled my nvidia drivers, rebooted and I'm guessing I'm now using default drivers. I go to Admin/Hardware Drivers and no video drivers are listed. How do I get the list of proprietary drivers????

August 10th, 2009, 04:33 AM
ubuntu should go and find the proprietary drivers for you then
all you will need to do is activate it but you will need a
internet connection