View Full Version : [kubuntu] Can't install on asus zenbook prime uzx32vd

February 8th, 2013, 04:05 PM
I have an ultrabok with 500GB hard drive and 32GB SSD.

I have created a 100GB partition with windows 7 x64 on the HDD and i want to install a linux distro on the 32GB SSD.

This is how i try to install:

I grabbed the 64-bit .iso of kubuntu(or other distros enumerated below)
Created a live usb with lili usb creator or gtk-usb-creator
Booted from usb
Change booting option to include nomodeset acpi_oso=Linux
Black screen

I have tried various options added to the grub booting options including nomodeset, acpi_osi=Linux and other i have found on various forums but i still get black screen.

Basically, before the desktop should show up ( all the programs are shown with started network, touchpad etc), I end up with either:

a completely blank screen
a blank screen with a NOT blinking cursor on top left side of the screen

I don't know what else to do now :(

Distros I have tried so far(all x64):

Mint 14 cinammon
Mint 14 mate
Mint 14 xfce
Mint 13 Cinammon
Ubuntu 12.10
LUbuntu 12.10
KUbuntu 12.10

Same problem on every distro... I'm just stuck now...


I have managed to install Linux Mint 14 Cinammon x64, but it's a bit strange, and it doesn't fully work. Maybe by describing the steps some more experienced user can figure out what the problem is.


Wait untill the sound of the logging screen to pop
Press the fn + F1 key to get the laptop into the sleep state
Start -> The login screen is displayed properly

Any ideas what's going on?


To install I did this:

Boot from USB
Edit grub boot menu and add acpi=off
Wait for system to load
Close the laptop lid -> wait untill the laptop sleeps
Open laptop lid -> the desktop is shown properly

March 3rd, 2013, 12:25 PM
Edit: Now it doesn't work anymore. Black screen whatever i do...

March 3rd, 2013, 10:33 PM
Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot mega thread - MAFoElffen

Is this also an Optimus system? With on board Intel video and nVidia chip?

nVidia Optimus and Ubuntu explained
Switchable Graphics is killing my Ubuntu Experience - see post #9