Ubuntu Installation :: Purple Or Black Screen In Natty?

May 11, 2011

If you had or have a black screen or purple screen problem in Natty, add support by subscribing to this Launch Pad Bug: Xorg's HAL causes Purple Screen or Black Screen on GDM startup. [URL]

Through helping people with these problems in the Ubuntu Support Forum (Installations and Upgrades) and through this sticky: [URL] this bug (above) seems to be where this problem is originating. It affects this problem with all video hardware types. As I said in this bug report: "Normal users should not have to be highly skilled "techies" to manually bypass a broken part of a system to make a released distribution work during an install or distribution upgrade"

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot 10.04 Disc - Boots To A Purple Screen Then It Goes To A Black Screen With A Load Of Writing Nothing Else Happens After Screen

May 12, 2010

I can't seem to get Ubuntu to run on my old Dell Dimension 2300. It boots to a purple screen then it goes to a black screen with a load of writing nothing else happens after this screen. [URL] Could someone advise how I can get it to work?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot From Cd \ Purple Screen With A Couple Symbols At The Bottom, And Then The Screen Goes Black?

May 27, 2011

'm trying to duel boot windows 7 and ubuntu 11.04 on an Acer Aspire 5736, but when I try to boot from the cd (which I burned with InfraRecorder) it first goes to a black screen with a blinking under score in the corner, then to a purple screen with a couple symbols at the bottom, and then the screen goes black and nothing else ever happens

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Ubuntu Installation :: 11.04 Natty Narwhal - Purple Screen Of Death After Upgrade

Apr 28, 2011

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and now I've got a purple screen of death. The download and install process all went okay, but when I restarted the computer through the upgrade dialogue to complete the installation process the system never came back online. When I turn on my computer it goes through the standard boot screen (F2 and F12 options shown while it boots the HDD, ODD, and wireless modem), and then it goes to a purple Ubuntu screen and doesn't do anything at all. I let it sit like that for 30 minutes before turning off the power and trying to boot again, but the same thing happened. I can press CTRL-ALT-DEL and the system will reboot, but nothing I know to do will get me past the purple screen and the Ubuntu logo. DI'm using a Dell Studio 1 desktop computer. It's got a 2.5ghz Pentium processer, 4gb of RAM, and a 400gb HDD. I don't dual boot, and Ubuntu is the only OS installed.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Boot From USB Drive - Purple / Black Screen Comes Up

Feb 1, 2011

I am having problems installing Ubuntu netbook 10.10 from a USB drive.
I have a Lenovo ideapad S10-3 with Win 7 Starter.
I have tried two different USB drives, one is unidentifiable, the other is a Kingston.
I have used Pendrive and Unetbootin on both.
I have tried formatting the drives to FAT32 from both the Pendrive option and from Win7's default formatting software.
I downloaded the iso from the Ubuntu website torrent, and I did an md5 check to make sure that the file matched up.

When I boot from USB, the purple screen comes up briefly, and after two seconds changes to a black, terminal screen on which a bunch of text scrolls and then it eventually freezes. When I click a button, the menus pop up, and when I click on either "install" or "run from usb drive," the same terminal thing happens. Someone recommended that I try installing from that screen after changing the f6 options to nomodeset, noapci (I think), and acpi=off. (I cannot remember the exact lettering, but they were options on that f6 menu.) None of these changed the result.

With the Kingston, the line that it freezes on in the terminal is:
[6.548159] USB Mass Storage support registered.
With both drives, when I use the Unetbootin install, the menu comes up, and when I click on either the 'run' or 'boot' options, the cursor in the bottom left of the screen keeps flashing but no progress. (No terminal-like screen with this one.) It is different with the other drive. How to proceed from here?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Lucid (monitor Switches To Standby) - Screen Goes Black With A Flashing Cursor Then Changes Back To Purple

May 5, 2010

I cannot install Ubuntu 10.04, or even boot into the live CD. I'm not an expert, but I've used Ubuntu for several years, and I'm pretty sure I'm not doing anything stupid... Here's what happens when I boot with the Ubuntu 10.04 live CD: I get a purple screen with just an accessibility(?) symbol at the bottom (this lasts 15 seconds). The screen goes black, with a flashing cursor, then changes back to purple, this time with an Ubuntu logo, with 5 dots acting as a progress indicator (this lasts about 1 minute). The screen switches to standby. The CD drive continues to make noises for another minute or so, then stops.

I physically removed my graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5770), and plugged the monitor straight into the VGA port on the motherboard. Now the CD boots up fine. I could try installing Ubuntu at this point, while my graphics card is unplugged, and then plug my graphics card back in, and see if it starts working then.

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Ubuntu :: Stuck On Black Screen With (mouse) Cursor After Grub And A Purple Screen?

Jul 21, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 today as the main OS on my laptop.I had deleted my XP partition, and repartitioned it according to a guide I had found. (http:url)......Basically it was setup like this: 500mb ext2 primary partition, has the grub folder, I believe this is either the '/' partition, or the '/boot' partition 2gb swap space logical partition

10gb ext4 logical partition -- this is either the '/' or the '/boot', it contains the 'bin,boot,cdrom,dev' etc folders 243gb (the rest of my hard drive, with the exception of a partition that contains documents and files from my XP OS, formatted to NTFS) ext4, this is the one that has all my desktop/documents/etc folders.After Ubuntu was done installing, I had some message pop up about installing an ATI proprietary driver for my ATI graphics card (an ATI Radeon HD 4330, I believe, I may have messed that number up). I installed it and rebooted, no problem.

Next, I had another update window pop up with 198 items checked and ready to download and install. I went through all of this, and rebooted, again, no problem.Next thing I did was install some apps that were essential for me to have to use for my work (an ide, chat programs, etc). No problem with any of that.Last thing to install was the OSE Virtualbox, and then I installed WindowsXP Pro and Windows Vista Business, then installed the guest addition addon for VB. This all worked without any issues whatsoever.

Time goes on, and I notice my computer is heating up much more than (seemingly) normal. I begin to wonder if its my graphics card. So I shut down the computer and let it cool down. Reboot, and no problem, still working fine.Then I opened a couple of apps and tried a simple game (can't remember the name) I believe it was a simple 3d topdown, as I wanted to test my graphics card. This is where things seemed to start to go wrong. My laptop began hanging, not even allowing me to access the terminal via ctrl+alt+f2. The screen flashed and I saw the blue/green/grey fuzz that I get when the graphics card is starting to heat up too much. Then everything hangs and I can't do anything at all, including move the mouse. I did a hard reboot (I believe this is what you call pulling the plug/pressing the power button, correct me if I'm wrong). I then rebooted, saw a chkdisk, then it booted seemingly normal, but it hung right after the purple screen after the grub screen.

This is pretty much where I'm at right now. I strongly suspect the fault is with the ATI drivers, but have been completely unsuccessful in my attempts to fix it. I've googled just about everything I could think of, along with searching these forums. I've tried just about everything listed in the forums, but to no avail.I've tried the commands that are supposed to purge the ati drivers, but all I get are errors that say they can't remove the 'virtual drivers'.

Right now I'm booting off a live cd, so I know the computer still works fine, just not my actual installed OS. I'd really like to get the issue resolved without having to reinstall, as it took quite awhile just to get it usable in the first place, but this has already taken so much time, I may just resort to that if we can't solve it any other way. Got too much work to catch up on as it is.As a re-instated note, perhaps if you have any tips, but not particularly about fixing the OS, my laptop (I'm strongly guessing my graphics card) is heating up much more than normal, compared to that when XP was installed. Is this more than likely just a driver issue, as is the rest of it? Also, I did have Compiz installed, though I didn't choose for it to be installed, I believe it came pre-installed. I've heard it could cause some issues, though I have no idea as to the validity or relation to this particular issue.

Edit:
I just remembered while searching for a solution, I found a post somewhere that said something about the information not being sent to the monitor from the graphics card properly, thus no desktop. I'm guessing that'd still fall under the driver issues, but again, I'm unsure. I would think that wouldn't be entirely true anyway, since I can still see my mouse fine, just no desktop, only a black screen.

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General :: 10.10 Booting To Terminal - Black Screen Instead Of The Normal Purple Screen

Dec 8, 2010

i am fairly new to Ubuntu. i was using it fine for a month, but today, when i booted my computer up, it came up with a black screen instead of the normal purple ubuntu screen. the black screen had white text on it, and asked for my username and password. from there, it was a terminal prompt. i have been google searching for a while, and have tried typing "startx", "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop", "sudo gdm", and i have also tryed uninstalling xorg, and reinstalling, and none of these things wanted to do anything for me.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Natty Crashes To Black Screen But Is Still Running?

Apr 29, 2011

At random times, natty crashes for no obvious reason. The desktop will freeze for about 3 seconds, and then everything goes black. But it seems that everything is still running, because I was able to hit ctrl-Alt-f1 and it worked. This has happened ever since I upgraded to natty yesterday, but is becoming more frequent

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Ubuntu :: Purple/black Boot Screen No Plymouth.

May 1, 2011

I already had Plymouth issues on 10.10, which was solved by this script [URL]

After upgrade, boot only gave me a blank, purple screen, so I used his revert script then tried this : [URL]

But I'm only getting a black screen. Removing vga=795 option only make it stay purple. It might be because of the multiples workarounds I tried back in 10.10, but I don't know how to clean that up. I have an ATI HD Radeon Pro 2400 card with free drivers (but I was using the proprietary ones during upgrade).

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Ubuntu :: Natty Crashes To Black Screen?

Sep 1, 2011

I have had Natty installed for sometime now, and this happened once or twice before where it crashes all of a sudden to a black screen with some text on it, but I don't think there is anything particularly useful in the text. The problem is, in the last couple of days this has happened quite a few times, which shows that something is wrong.

My Computer's Specs:
CPU: AMD Phenom X6 1090T 3.2 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
MB: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H

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Ubuntu Installation :: Nvidia 9300M GS - Purple Screen (loading Screen) With 4 Dots

Oct 25, 2010

I have been using ubuntu wel a long time now and I know my way around in linux but I recently updated my laptop from ubuntu 10.04 to ubuntu 10.10 all went fine until I had to restart my laptop. I got a purple screen (loading screen) with 4 dots and a oldskool like font which said: Ubuntu 10.10 Right after that the screen goes purple and its like the system halts I hear no login sound etc just a purple screen. So I did a clean install from the 10.10 live cd which booted perfectly fine and the system was also useable like before. But when I installed the system and rebooted it again no problems.

But when I tried to install the proprietary nvidia driver (the recommended one) I got the same problem again the purple screen. After searching a while on the internet I only found posts which had the problem with ATI cards but my laptop is fitted with a Nvidia Geforce 9300 M card. So I tried several things like removing the xorg.conf (read it somewhere) which ofcourse did not work, and booting in graphics fail safe mode which worked. So the point is in 10.04 and 9.10 I CAN use my video card drivers but not in 10.10 is there a solution to this problem? I am talking about the 32 bit version of ubuntu and here's my system hardware profile:

Intel core 2 duo t7350 @ 2,0 ghz / 3mb l2 cache
2 GB DDR3 ram
160 gb hdd
Nvidia 9300m gs
Chipset: I dont know sorry
Model: Samsung R710

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Ubuntu Servers :: Black Screen Booting Natty Server 11.04 Both CD And USB Install

May 11, 2011

I tried booting up natty server on both a unetbootem usb flash drive install and on CD. I get the menu of options to install like Install Ubuntu Server, Install Ubuntu Server 9 expert install, Cloud, etc. Hitting install either the 1st or 2nd option leads to a black screen but not at a frozen state(I can still reboot with ctrl-alt-del). The server Im installing on is a ibm system-x rack with a single xeon and a raid5 already setup to be used for installation. Now Im back to using lucid 10.04.2 which I might consider upgrading through Update Manager since I cant get natty to boot correctly with a working display. Anyone having similar problems on Natty server stable release?Also as I post this, I dont see a ubuntu server prefix, maybe it should be added?

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Ubuntu :: Screen Of Old HP Laptop (running Natty) Freezes And Eventually Turns Black

Jul 28, 2011

The screen of my years-old HP laptop (running Natty) freezes and eventually turns black. Ctrl-Alt-F# works to switch to the terminals. My fan is even louder than usual. I spend some time fooling around with ps and kill and shut down some of the most resource-consuming processes, which quiets the fan a bit, but tty7 still shows a black screen except for my mouse pointer.

I finally decide to shut it down altogether, but then I think to myself, "Self, you've used the power switch to shut down before in this situation, but shouldn't there be a more proper way to do it in the terminal?" So I try shutdown, I have trouble with it, it proceeds to get hopelessly tangled up, and it looks like it's frozen up in mid-restart when I throw up my hands and decide to go for the old power-switch-for-five-seconds method after all. Now when I start the computer and select Ubuntu from GRUB, I get this:

[Code].....

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 CD Gives Purple Screen Of Death

May 1, 2010

I've installed almost every version of ubuntu so far and four different versions on this computer, and I've never had a problem with the installation cd. The install cd on this new version however gives me only a purple screen of death with a white line down the middle. What is going on? The ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso file's md5sum is fine. I've burned it successfully on two different discs and still I can't install it. I've got a Dell 6400 with an nvidia geForce 7300 video card.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Hanging At Purple Screen?

May 5, 2010

My problem is with the new Ubuntu 10.04 Installer, and the Plymouth Bootloader.

I have installed Ubuntu plenty of times before on my hardware setup, so 10.04 shouldn't be significantly different, however I can't seem to get it to go past the purple screen with the red dots.

If i let it sit there for a while, then press an arrow key, it takes me to the text which is as follows:

Code:
(process:404) : GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user(0)
unable to open '/dev/mapper/nvidia_afgjfcea'
unable to open '/dev/sda'
unable to open '/dev/sdb'

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Ubuntu :: 10.10 Stuck At Purple Splash Screen After Installation

Dec 16, 2010

Yesterday I booted into the Ubuntu 10.10 CD, and hit the Try Ubuntu button. Ubuntu booted fine from the CD, and after trying it for a few minutes, I decided to install it.

I already had (and still have) Windows 7 installed, so, using the Ubuntu Installer, I shrinked the C (system) partition of Windows by roughly 14 GBs. 10 of which used for Ubuntu itself, and the other 4 as Swap Area.

Installation went fine, and I was asked to reboot - and so I did. However, upon restarting, I was 'welcomed' by a stuck, purple splash screen. So I used Recovery Mode, and updated my Ubuntu. That didn't change anything. I rebooted, started Ubuntu without the "splash quiet" commands, and instead used the "nomodeset" command. I logged in my Ubuntu user, and ran the StartX command. It didn't work, and I was given a few errors, including "no screen found", "Fatal server error", and something along the lines of "no NVIDIA module found (...,0)".

So what's wrong with the NVIDIA driver, really?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgraded To 11.04 Blank Purple Screen?

May 7, 2011

I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 and now I have a blank purple screen. I have searched and went through some of the steps members have been giving, but haven't been able to fix the problem. I can get into the computer going through the grub menu, but when I restart I go through the same problem.

Here is the computer that I have: [URL]

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Ubuntu Installation :: Lucid Upgrade - Purple Screen Of DEATH?

May 1, 2010

i feel like i should be on the payroll if I have to work so hard and long to get these things working. (ranting stopped, for now) I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 GPU in my Dell Zino system and finished the upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 LTS and got the purple screen of death. tried the intel recommended fixes but got nothing. I cant even get into recovery mode.

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May 31, 2010

Ubuntu and right now I am running it inside Windows. I burnt it onto a cd so I could install it onto my 2nd harddrive. I know the cd is fine. When I boot off the cd a purple screen loads up with some weird symbols at the bottom looks like a picture of a battery = and then a picture of a stick figure man. If I hit f6 I can get to the option screen. I've tried using noapci, nomodeset, disabling the framebuffer, and vga=normal. None of them work as soon as I hit enter to start installing Ubuntu it just sits there on the menu screen and never does anything.

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May 11, 2011

I use my computer on a TV using a DVI to HDMI cable using an i915. Its been solid every release until this one. I change channel and then return to Ubuntu I get no signal/ Purple screen. I have tried turning off sync to vblank in compiz and running Gnome Desktop with no effects both seem to make no difference.

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May 20, 2011

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May 6, 2010

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Jun 12, 2010

I have a problem, so I boot in recovery mode. The Recovery Mode menu comes up, but when I press a cursor key, the purple Ubuntu screen comes up. I cannot get to the menu items that I need!

The recovery mode is supposed to provide a failsafe text-only environment.

Does anyone know what app puts up the purple screen?

I would really like to remove it. I tried to install xdm, which I prefer, but keep running into the purple screen. - With XDM installed, the purple screen comes up and blocks you from seeing anything. Fortunately, remote login by RDP still works. - If you switch console (CTRL+ALT+Fn) back and forth a few times, the purple screen appears again. You have to go to a new console (F8 or even F9 instead of F7) and begin a new Gnome session. Eventually you run out of function keys...

Perhaps I'm using the wrong distribution. Ubuntu is friendly, but you pretty much have to use it exactly as it installs. Can someone recommend a distribution that puts more emphasis on stability?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Purple Horizontal Lines On Screen After Kernel Update

Jul 24, 2010

I just got the new kernel update (2.6.32-24-generic, according to "uname -r"), and I went to restart my computer as the system requested. When I selected the new kernel from the boot menu, the Ubuntu splash screen came up, and then it did this subtle alternating shades of purple horizontal line thing. Then a vertical line appeared towards the right of the screen, and then everything faded into this cloudy, bright white splotchy...thing.

The keyboard was still responsive, and hitting ctrl+alt+delete restarted the machine, at which point I tried to replicate the problem, but everything loaded normally this time. My questions are: What the heck happened? Why? Is it dangerous? Why or why not? My machine is a Dell Inspiron 1501, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB hard drive, ATI integrated graphics, AMD 64 Anthlon X2 processor. I'm dual booting with Windows 7 as I learn Linux.

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May 7, 2010

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Feb 19, 2011

Iv'e tried on both CD & USB. Upon Live Boot from the CD I get the first purple screen, then "No Input Signal" on my monitor. Upon Live Boot from USB I've choosen both the Install & Boot options, then It thinks for a minute; and I recieve "No Input Signal". I'm leaning toward it being my "Graphics Card"(NOTHING IS WRONG WITH IT OR ANY OF MY HARDWARE!!!!; but it is an "ATI" ^_^), but thats just a guess. Iv'e Tried Both 32/64 Here Is My Hardware Information... (Everything is Brand New & Full Diagnostics)

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Jun 1, 2010

After succesfully installing Ubuntu 10.4 x32 and rebooting pc hangs on black screen with a flashing white dot in the top left corner of my screen, i've tried installing it twice with the same results.

my setup is: Asus p5q-e,
4 gig of corsair dual ram,
ati 4850 graphics,
onboard audio.
ahci mode
win 7 installed on intel ssd, and xp on a samsung 320 gb sata 2,
i had this configuration running fine for 2 months without boot loaders,
on pc start up i choose from which hdd to boot from.


i installed ubuntu on the samsung drive where it was recognised fine, wiped it all and installed automatically.


pls let me know if there is anything i missed, and advice if possible in what to do.



thanks
kannanni

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Mar 6, 2010

I was messing around with the screen orientation and thought it would be funny to orient it sideways. Big mistake The screen went black.I can force a shutdown, login and I get the same black screen. I tried hooking up an external monitor and the monitor showed no input so I'm guessing my laptop doesn't have that capability with Fedora.This is my main computer.

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Mar 17, 2011

I just started and very green, I got a old unit that has Linux instaled. I get home start it and I get a purple screen after gnu grub screen, I'm using a diferent mouse and monitor is all that changed from when I picked it up. I don't know were to start.

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