View Full Version : [ubuntu] Black Screen of Death

May 11th, 2010, 11:33 PM
I did the upgrade to 10.4 and thought everything was good. 6 minutes later I discovered that things had gone slightly bad. Black screen, no control not even ctl-alt-f8. I am not a very literate Ubuntu user so I don't know what to do next. It is a persistent problem even tried changing to "video-vesa" and after that failed "nomodeset" 6 minutes later Black Screen!

Need a "Ubuntu troubleshooting for Dummies" book :)

Any help for a Dummie?:(

May 12th, 2010, 12:40 AM
probably need to post more info about your system to get help. there have been a number of "blank screen" issues.
start with the basics of your hardware - esp your video card
are you running a dual boot?
can you get to a command line prompt? (using recovery mode)
can you boot OK to the "live" cd?
Just be a little more descriptive.
this info will also help you search the forums for other similar problems others may be having which will in turn help you.