View Full Version : [xubuntu] Viglen MPC - update blackscreen plus kernel synch problem on new install

January 29th, 2011, 03:30 PM
Hi all,

I have searched and subscribed to a number of threads fairly related to this issue but i though I post my own as some of them where slightly different and I could not get around the solution suggested.

I have recently purchased a Viglen MPC and I have run the usual update selecting all packages including the kernel.

At reboot the unit gets to a black screen, really it does not send any signal to the monitor anymore. I guess this might be a X or something related problem.

Based on the Viglen suggestions I edit the grub load options (see screenshots)

and add the lines " pnpbios=off pci=noacpi vga=791 " or even the "pnpbios=no noapic acpi=off" as suggest in other articles
like in this screenshot

The standard (upgraded) xubuntu loaded on the MPC does not load with these options and it gives me a "kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init"


I have also followed the article from Duncan Sample at this URL,http://sample.me.uk/blog/post/mpc-l_xubuntu_install
Using these steps (as per above pnpbios-no etc) i get to the shell only if i boot with the failsafe distro of clonezilla, i manage to do all the mounting operations and enter the new root shell and when i try to do a kernel update the system tells me that i have already the latest/correct version installed.

Also i have tried to re-install xbuntu but i get stuck to a screen that does not help as you can see from the image, where i get to when the xubuntu is installing


My favourite approach would be to understand why I really get the blackscreen problem, so if I could just fix this from the shell it would be great.

Please let me know your suggestions on how to go about it.