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Thread: Blank screen after Ubuntu splash screen

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Blank screen after Ubuntu splash screen

    Hi, please forgive me if this has been posted before, I couldn't find it anywhere.
    Basically, the installation of Wubi (8.04) went very smoothly. After the first reboot, I booted into Ubuntu and the installation progress bar completed after ~10 mins. After the second boot, some busybox errors appeared, but after a few more reboots they seemed to fix themselves.
    Now the only error I get is after the splash screen loads fully, all I see is a blinking cursor at the top left and then nothing.
    I heard about the 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' trick and setting the resolution to VESA but after I access the ctrl-alt-f1 screen and login, nothing happens...
    And I've definately got the right username and password.

    When you say you need to 'run' the above code, do I need to type in something prior to the code? Because I'm just typing it in as I see it right after my password goes in.

    I have a Fujistu Siemens Scaleo P system with a 3.2 ghz Pentium 4 HT and a gig of ram. I also have a Nvidia 6200 graphics card.

    Try to go slowly with me, I have little experience with the Linux command prompt.
    Thanks for your help!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005

    Re: Blank screen after Ubuntu splash screen

    Press ctrl+alt+f1
    Login (username+enter, then password+enter)
    You should now see a cursor where you can type things

    Typed the command as mentioned and press enter

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: Blank screen after Ubuntu splash screen

    Well what I meant to say is that's what I did, only nothing would happen when i typed in the command.
    But anyway, I instead installed 7.10 and now it works perfectly! Well, after about 5 attempts...
    But now that it does work it's great!


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