Ubuntu Servers :: Boots Goes To Screen Similar To Desktop And Then Blank

Feb 5, 2010

I might want to try and put a gui on my ubuntu server installation went fine however now I'm staring at a blank screen. ubuntu boots goes to screen similar to desktop (loading with the mouse cursor) and then blank... occationaly it'll load a partial username box but more offten than not it loads a completly blank screen and the caps lock and scroll lock lights on the keyboard are both blinking consistantly...

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Ubuntu :: Screen Goes Blank Or Boots To Tty1 After Loading Screen?

Apr 15, 2011

like any other Linux newb, I came to Ubuntu because my Windows crashed one time too many. And I chose Ubuntu because "it just works". But these past few days that hasn't been true. I'm posting this from a netbook with Ubuntu, and am having no problems whatsoever, but normally I use an Acer Aspire 5920G laptop. I'll include the specs as written on the sticker:

* Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5250 (1.5GHz etc)
* Up to 1024 MB Nvidia Geforce 8600M GS Turbocache
* 2 GB DDR2

Let me know if you need more details, and I'll add them later. Now, what happened was I clicked "hibernate" while leaving Firefox open. (I've done this hundreds of times, no problem) And when I went to turn it back on the next day there were weird graphical glitches in the loading screen, and it booted to the "tty1" prompt screen. I did a lot of googling and found quite a few posts about it, but the solutions either didn't work, or I didn't understand them. After trying several different suggestions from this forum and others, I managed to delete the graphics drivers. That enabled me to boot in low graphics mode, and naturally, I tried a whole bunch of things to make it work properly again. That only made it worse. Now it went straight from the loading screen to just blanking out and turning the display off. So, I tried new things. Over and over. The weird thing is even when I disconnected my harddrive and ran from a Live USB, the problem persisted. Could there be an issue with the graphics card itself? Anyway, after reconnecting the harddrive I tried to boot again. And it suddenly worked. Even HDMI to my bigger screen worked.

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Ubuntu :: U10.10 Boots Into Blank Screen / Fix It?

Mar 1, 2011

Something plagues my Ubuntu box since I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 - I end up with a blank screen while booting. I use an Asus F81SE Notebook, and Dual Boot with Windows XP. Everything worked fine with Ubuntu 10.04.

When I start my notebook after the upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10, I come to Grub, and when I select the latest kernel available, the hard disk LED blinks for a second, turns off ... and nothing happens any more. There is just a blinking text cursor.

As I upgraded from the previous Ubuntu version, there was an older kernel left (2.6.32-26-generic), which boots up fine.

I run 64 Bit on an Intel T4200 CPU. Booting the Live CD brings me to the purple screen with the open source logo at the bottom. I tried 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions of Ubuntu 10.10.

I don't seem to find similar problems on this forum. But does anyone know how to find the mistake?

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Apr 10, 2011

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Feb 9, 2010

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Apr 8, 2010

I've had no problems out of my multi-boot setup.. at all, and now all of a sudden (after an update on ubuntu? my JoliCloud and Ubuntu seem to do the same thing.. they show the logo then go to a black screen, doing nothing afterwards. i was wanting to know how to get this working again.. this is an Acer aspire One 11.6in AO751h. it's using grub to boot into it. i used EasyBCD to get it to let me choose ubuntu from windows start menu and it takes me to grub and all works(well worked until some update?) well.. even my windows 7 boots up just fine...

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Apr 25, 2010

I am a complete Linux newbie and I tried installing the latest release candidate (10.04) as a dual boot with Windows XP. The install seemed to go fine and it said it needed to reboot to finish the install. It rebooted and then displayed a series of errors on a DOS-like screen (which I wish I wrote down). When I realized that it was definitely hung, I then held the power button to shut it off. After that, all it does is boot to up to a blank/black screen with a cursor.The box is old and I was actually going to throw it away, but I figured this was a good opportunity to give Linux a try. At this point, I'm willing to go to either Windows or Ubuntu... I don't really care which. I actually just want to recover some files on the box

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Jun 23, 2010

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, which is installed to a second hard drive on my desktop. Earlier this afternoon, there were two 10 second power outages in my neighborhood. The first caused the system to restart with no effect, but after the second outage Ubuntu no longer boots properly. The problem is this: When I boot, I get to the grub screen. I have tried choosing four different options (the most recent kernel, a slightly older kernel, and the recovery mode of each). For each, kernel begins loading, but at a certain point the input to the monitor dries up, and after a few seconds the monitor enters standby mode. When I boot into recovery mood, the last message I see before the screen goes blank includes "udev starting version 151" followed by three lines that read "assuming [something that I can't read before the screen goes blank]." The computer itself remains on, but I have no way of knowing exactly what it is doing.

There seems to be no hardware damage as I can boat into Vista, and I can also boot into 10.04 from a USB. I've used fsck to check the partitions on my hard drive and the test came up clean for all of them. Since I only installed 10.04 a week ago, I could just copy the handful of useful files I have to my external drive and re-install, but I'd like to get some experience troubleshooting this problem. My first assumption is some kind of problem with the video drivers or GUI.

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Mar 28, 2011

I recently did an upgrade over the internet from the previous version 10.04. After everything required was downloaded and installed, I rebooted. Now, the system only displays a blank screen after a quick flash of "Ubuntu 10.10".

I have a copy of the 64-bit Desktop install CD of 10.10. I tried to boot up live with it. Same problem.

My system:
K8M800 motherboard
AMD Sempron 2600+
1 Gig RAM
Integrated graphics: VIA S3 UniChrome Pro

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Jul 23, 2010

My laptop will be fine, then it turns off then immediately boots itself to a blank screen and no hard drive activity. This has happened 3 times today and never before. what ive done so far The first time this happened i tried turning it off and back on, still no screen and no hard drive activity so i took one of the RAM sticks out. Booted fine... To confirm that the RAM was bad i put it back and tried booting again, unfortunately it booted fine... i thought it was a fluke.

Until his happened a second time and instead of taking the RAM out, i waited a half hour and rebooted and it started booting fine, i turned my back for a sec and it was dead again. I have taken that RAM module out and am hoping it will not happen again, but it could well be the other RAM module since i really don't know or even if it is RAM at all.

Question is. Is this a RAM issue or something else? Where can i find a log to see what happened immediately prior to it offing itself? What's the chances it's the heatsync? (the laptop doesn't feel as hot as it sometimes does)

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Aug 16, 2010

My next door neighbor has a dell Optiplex gx270 and wanted Ubuntu installing.
Hardware:
1gb RAM
P4 2.4
Intel 82865g Onboard Graphics.
40gb HDD

I tried the live cd and it froze on bootup, so I thought it might not be enough ram as the case sticker said 512mb ram. So I booted the minimum install cd and installed ubuntu desktop on it and then rebooted, when it boots i get grub and then screen will either do 1 of 2 things.
1. I get another flashing cursor in top left corner and then cursor stops flashing and then nothing happens at all.
2. Then screen will go black and nothing will show at all.

I have tried updating the BIOS, adding i915.modeset=0 to grub, didn't work either. Also couldn't find the xorg.conf under /etc/X11 to change driver to vesa. After several reboots atleast 30 since the check disk think showed and then it froze again. it booted correctly so I tried the latest intel driver from xorg edgers ppa. Rebooted and still the same thing happens. tried 2 different installs now and get same results. I have had to put winxp on it so he can atleast use it, but this will run out in 30 days unless he decides to buy it.

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Aug 25, 2011

I've posted this to the fedora mailing list with no response, my apologies if it's been addressed here...

I have an IBM Thinkpad with an Nvidia card ( nVidia Corporation GT218 [NVS 3100M] (rev a2) )

I currently have the nouveau driver black listed in my grub.conf setup: rhgb quiet nouveau.modeset=0 rdblacklist=nouveau

I did the update which installed/updated the following:

---> Package kernel.i686 0:2.6.35.14-95.fc14 set to be installed
---> Package kernel-devel.i686 0:2.6.35.14-95.fc14 set to be installed
---> Package kernel-headers.i686 0:2.6.35.14-95.fc14 set to be updated
---> Package kmod-nvidia.i686 1:280.13-2.fc14 set to be updated

However when I reboot the system boots to a blank screen, and even the previous kernel boots to a blank screen. I tried installing akmod-nvidia but get the same results

I've restored the system back to before the update for now..

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Jun 15, 2011

I've just done a clean install of 11.4 from a Net install CD. I left it unattended while it installed, and came back to find a blank screen with just an xterm. I've rebooted it, and tried both the normal and the failsafe modes, but I just get the same result. The terminal contains the following:

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Sep 24, 2010

I installed the latest KDE desktop on my Ubuntu 10.04 system. When I switched to KDE the screen ends up black with no access to anything. I reboot but don't have access to the session manager on the ubuntu login screen so I can't get back into my Ubuntu desktop. What can I do?Embarrasingly, I had to log on via Windows 7 (its a dual boot setup) to gain access to the Ubuntu Forums

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Mar 19, 2009

I have installed Fedora 8 before 5 months. I normally use Eclipse, java, firefox, tomcat. Nowadays when I am working in any of the said applications suddenly my desktop goes off like a blank screen as if my monitor switched off. After 30 secs or sometime the user login page comes. I need to restart all my work again. I use gnome.

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Apr 27, 2010

I've upgraded from Karmic 64-bit kubuntu to the RC build for Lucid. I have two pcs connected to two monitors via an Aten dual head KVM switch. With the new release I only get a background slideshow on one monitor. I can get an image on the first monitor by right clicking and choosing Next Wallpaper image, but it never changes. When I select Desktop Activity Settings both monitors go entirely blank, except for the mouse cursor. The Display Multiple Monitors screen has ticks in all the multiple monitor checkboxes and Identify All Displays correctly identifies both monitors.

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May 21, 2011

An ubuntu-11.04 laptop is set to turn on the screensaver after 5 minutes of inactivity, and power management is set to blank the display after 15 minutes of inactivity. When the screen goes blank, you're supposed to be able to move the mouse to return to your Gnome desktop. This works sometimes, sometimes not. When it doesn't, moving the mouse doesn't eliminate the black screen, although I can see the mouse cursor. ctrl+alt+del does nothing, neither do alt+tab, alt+esc or ctrl+alt+esc. ctrl+alt+f1-12 work as they usually do, so I can "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart" from one of the TTYs, or via ssh.

I tested just now with setting the screensaver and power management display blanking to 1 minutes. After a minute the screen went blank (backlight on), and then after a second or two black (backlight off), and moving the mouse returned to Gnome as it should. So I don't know why sometimes it doesn't. Two questions:

1- Which program can I run, or which service can I restart, to return to Gnome without having to kill gdm and lose all open windows?

2- What's causing this?

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May 9, 2010

I am having the same problem, as soon as X tries to load my screen just goes blank. I have an ATI Radeon 9550. At first I tried switching between VGA and DVI as well but upon ruling that out, I switch to my on-board video card and that is working thus far, but I'm trying very hard to figure out a way to be able to switch back. Anyways I'll check back in later on if I have any new information I will post.

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Jun 21, 2010

I have an old pentium 4 with an ati card agp. 320mb ram. just for testing. i followed all the screen instruction and everything was installing well. then it say , remove cd and press enter to restart. i did. now it boot up fine , but at the end just a blank screen.

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Aug 3, 2011

I've installed Ubuntu Server 11.04 64-bit on an HP Proliant Microserver. The install seems fine but I'm having a start-up problem. When I boot the server, I get a blank screen after the Grub Menu. If I press ALT-F2 I get the login prompt. I've tried editing the grub file (after having done some googling) and tried adding nomodeset to the following line in the grub file:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset acpi_osi=Linux"

I added nomodeset as well as acpi_osi=Linux to see if that would do somethng. After adding nomodeset, when I boot the server, I still get a blank screen after the Grub menu but this time a blinking cursor. Again, if I press ALT-F2 the login prompt shows up. So it boots (I'm able to putty/Webmin in even when the screen is blank) but don't know why I need to press ALT-F2 all the time to get the login prompt to appear. Plus I don't see the boot process right before the login as well.

HP Proliant has the following chipset and processor:
- AMD RS785E - north bridge, core logic controller
- AMD SB820M - south bridge
- AMD Athlon II NEO Processor 1.3 GHz Dual Core
I've also tried adding xforcevesa instead of nomodeset and that option too leaves me with a blank screen.

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Jul 25, 2010

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Aug 7, 2010

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Jan 8, 2011

I just put on my Linux PC now and after booting logging into the user a/c, it just gives a blank screen with the desktop wallpaper - no menu's or anything, so there's pretty much nothing I can do. I know I had removed the menu and replaced it with the dock (awn dock or something).

However, I can log in as root and root works fine (so I'm doing the update at the moment).

Coming back to my question, I used to know an Ubuntu command which I put in as sudo (terminal)and it used to work like a magic command which would literally restore and repair my linux installation - I even used it when I bought a new system and transferred my linux hard drive from my previous machine to the new one and this one command actually setup and prepared my linux installation to work smoothly in my new PC - just one command after connecting my h/drive in the new PC.

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May 4, 2010

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May 12, 2010

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Aug 20, 2011

I have installed Fedora 15 64bit live with no apparent errors and I get to the "Welcome" where it says just a few more steps before I can start using Fedora after filling in the details hit the "Forward" button in the lower right hand corner. The problem is I can't see the forward button, its like I need to page down or something but everything I have tried isn't working. I then decided to use the Fedora 15 64bit DVD thinking a driver was missing or something and it is still the same issue. I am using a Thinkpad T61 laptop with an external monitor and the external monitor goes blank when it boots to the welcome screen, but I can scroll over to the external and see the mouse cursor on the external. It seems that if I could see the welcome screen on the external monitor that I might be able to see the "Forward" button. Both installs went without a hitch, the DVD install found my internet connection and downloaded a bunch of stuff and the DVD install took about two hours to complete, again with no errors reported. I hope I am not being daft here and missing something obvious.

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May 17, 2010

When i use my computer (whether it's going online, typing, playing a flash game, or coding) I get these "Black Flashes" that are becoming longer and more frequent. A "Black Flash" is when my computer screen turns blank (but you can still see the backlight) and i have to press the NUMpad ENTER button, shake my mouse furiously, or click my mouse, which sometimes causes undesired actions, but gets me my screen back. sometimes the Black Flashes last a milisecond or 5 seconds or i have to hold the power button and restart because it won't come back on.

Specs:
Toshiba P205-S6337 Laptop
Ubuntu Karmic Koala
2.39 GB of RAM

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