View Full Version : [ubuntu] blank screen after boot

May 6th, 2008, 06:49 PM
I've installed ubunstudio hardy on my Dell Latitude d430. Machine boots into a black screen.

I've no problems booting in "recovery mode"

Has anyone an idea how I can solve/find the problem?

May 6th, 2008, 06:57 PM
I can't suggest a fix as yet but in case it helps, it sounds similar to something I'm trying to diagnose here -> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4896011

Out of interest, in recovery mode if you run 'startx' do you get a desktop up?

May 6th, 2008, 07:13 PM
(sorry - timeout caused double post)

May 6th, 2008, 07:14 PM
I just found this thread (hadn't seen it previously because I was searching for Skulltrail and 8800 GTS problems after many successful installs on other hardware - your post made me search more generally for boot problems).


May 7th, 2008, 04:01 AM
I've tried your suggestion but it did not work. My problem is slightly different because I do not hear the 'welcome' sound after boot.

The machine boots with splash screen and then I get a flurry screen. First with some 'red color shower' and then the whole screen gets flurry. I can't even switch into text mode with [Strg]+[Alt]+[F2]

Boot with 'recovery mode' still works fine.

May 7th, 2008, 12:42 PM
There's a chance you're seeing something entirely different but in case it helps you might find the instructions for removing 'quiet splash' from the boot options useful towards the bottom of this page -> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=756708&page=2

May 7th, 2008, 02:24 PM
I found the problem. After re-installing Hardy I've played around with the ubuntustudio theme. If I install usplash-theme-ubuntustudio then the machine can not boot properly anymore. After I've uninstalled the usplash-theme I could boot properly.

I think I'll post a bug report on this issue.

Anyway, thanks for your generous help. It was highly appreciated

May 12th, 2008, 10:49 PM
No problem. Glad you fixed it.