View Full Version : [ubuntu] Black screen on first boot with mouse cursor

October 4th, 2008, 05:22 AM
I just did an install on an older computer, twice, and both times the OS boots up fine but once I log on the screen goes black with the mouse cursor being the only thing on it. The mouse cursor responds with no problem and neither alt-f# or ctrl-alt-f# work.

I've searched for this problem but have only found issues where the console gets loaded, or so it seems.

The most notable issue seems to be that trying to bring up the console doesn't work.

October 4th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Can you post your system specs?

October 5th, 2008, 12:13 AM
2GHz P4 with 512mb ram and onboard video.

The logon screen looks great, it's not even running on low resolution settings. Just once I log on no GUI loads and i cant even get a terminal open.