View Full Version : Server 12.04.3 - Purple Screen Hang

January 2nd, 2014, 10:19 PM
Installed Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 64 bit - installation went fine. After the system rebooted I applied all updates. Now the system is slower than Winblows 98SE during boot. During boot; it displays the GRUB menu a split second then finally displays the installed GUI. Any idea what disastrous distro update could cause this?


February 20th, 2014, 02:02 AM
Similar issue: Dell GX520 with 4 GB RAM and 3 GHZ processor. No other OS. Installed just fine, and then hangs at purple screen. Have to push pwr for 10 sec to shut down, reboot, given options about recovery etc. Select generic and it boots, mostly. Really annoying.

February 20th, 2014, 08:43 AM
Which screen card do you use? Please post the output from

lspci | grep -i vga

February 21st, 2014, 08:46 PM
Matthew Here - solved. added RAM and did not clean contacts first....ubuntu wants hardware in proper shape. Sorry, should have thought of that.