Fedora Installation :: Screen Went Blank After Installing Display Drivers
Nov 19, 2009
Just finished wiping and re-installing F12 From a DVD on an Dell Inspiron 9300 with a NV 6800. The NVidia site driver refused to install, so I used the method documented here
as instructed to in the sticky. On rebooting, after the load animation, the screen goes blank/black. If I click around, I can hear some beeps from the OS so I assume that things are running but i just can't see anything.
I installed OpenSuse Gnome version 64 bit on a HP laptop DV7 Intel Dual Core with nVidia 9600 GM cardAll went well, until after I had installed the nVidia drivers from this page: NVIDIA drivers - openSUSEI selected the Geforce 1-click install and Yast went on to installl all the packages (a lot of 32-bit),took about half an hour.I logged out/in, and could work as normal, until I rebooted. Maybe I waited not long enough (5 minutes), but the screen was blank, then I gave up.Anyone has an explanation. I can always re-install everything, but then what went wrong with the nVidia package
I have installed Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 RC in my PC, everything works fine, but after install Nvidia proprietary Graphics driver it boot up on a blank screen (I can hear the login sounds, etc) but screen is absolutely black.
I try to login in recovery mode and check if something is wrong but nothing happens (even adding noveau driver to a blacklist (editing grub)) Now I have re installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 and works fine but I would like to install the 10.10 version, since I have this inconvenience, I cant do it.
My graphic card: Nvidia Gforce 8400GS 256MB Pci Express
Im trying to install fedora 10 on the ps3 but i get a blank screen after the media test question, i tested the media in this case the CD and it says it has no errors but when it goes to install it switches to a blank screen and gets stuck. Can anybody help me, or tell me what im doing wrong. Steps that i taken.
1.Download the ppc version of fedora10. burn the ISO-image using the lowest possible setting. 2. i made a foder in my usb stick called PS3 and inside has another folder called otheros then inside it has the file otheros.bld 3. formatted the ps3 using the xmb. to 10 gigs for the other OS. 4. install Other OS using the usb stick that i made, install successful. 5. switch to other OS, using the XMB through systems settings. 6. Next I see a cd , i click on it with a mouse, see two penguins two options install 32 bit or 64 bit, i choose 64 bit. 7. then i get a media test question , choose skip and loads from CD. 8.Switches to blank screen and nothing else happens.
I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop with an Nvidia 8200M graphics card. When I try to enable visual effects I am asked to install the Nvidia restricted driver. When I do this and reboot, I get 6 copies of the Ubuntu screen on my display. Does anyone know what is causing this? I'm not sure which version it installed, I assume either 173 or 185. I have downloaded version 190 from the Nvidia web site. Should I install that version? If so, it is a .run file, how do I install it?Also, how do I reinstall the old driver. I fixed the problem this time by reinstalling Ubuntu, but that will get old if I have to do it too often.
I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS from 9.10. After the upgrade process, I restarted and chose "Ubuntu, with [the current kernel]" and now I am greeted with a white screen with no login or boot splash. My processor is pegged according to the processor case light. My computer's specs are as follows: AMD Athlon X2 5200+, ATI Radeon X1300 Pro, 2GB DDR2 ram, Dell Socket AM2 Motherboard, and 250 GB 7200 RPM hard drive. I really need to get this computer to work.
I have installed fedora 10 successfully but when reboot the system after installation not initrd or vmlinuz load and display first blue screen and some processing show after this blank screen display and held the system please tell me what should I do? I have reinstall many times but the problem is same.
So xorg was acting up, and I went into the Hardware Drivers menu to see if the driver had a problem. The driver was disabled, and could not be activated. I downloaded the new ATI driver. I uninstalled the old one, installed the new one, and ran the config step just like it specifies in the install instructions. Upon reboot, I got a blank screen instead of the login screen.I managed to drop back to the command line and uninstall the driver, so now I'm stuck in ubuntu with one monitor instead of 2.
I'm going to attempt to revert to the old ATI driver (which I still have in my home dir), but I wanted to be sure to get this into the forums before I ruined my GUI again.
I just installed Ubuntu last night parallel to windows vista ultimate (no problems). My biggest problem is that when I tried to install the nvidia display drivers, I somehow downloaded a server based driver (and am having amazingly difficult problems). I use a dual monitor set up (both are plug and play LCD displays) and i'm not too worried about aesthetics but rather, performance. I downloaded the correct driver but now I don't know how to install it. Is there a way to uninstall this server driver?
I'm trying to use the live cd on my HP Pavilion Entertatainment laptop, but I get a blank screen. The Ubuntu logo shows and I get to choose my language, but when I click on "Try Ubuntu without doing anything to your computer" (paraphrased) the screen goes blank. About a minute later I hear the Ubuntu music.
I created a Ubuntu Server 11.04 32 bit USB installer with the Universal-USB-Installer-184.108.40.206. I booted it up and get to the ubuntu install menu, were my first choice is "English" as language. Then I get to an installation menu were I proceed to "Install Ubuntu Server", but when doing so the screen just go blank and nothing happens. I've searched around for a solution but can't seem to find one.(Note: I've installed Ubuntu Server on other computers without facing this issue, so I don't know what went wrong this time.)
I recently installed ubuntu(32-bit 10.04) alongside windows 7 in my hp laptop(64-bit).When i installed all the updates available and restarted, a blank screen came after i chose to boot ubuntu.On pressing the power button, ubuntu closing animation appeared & it shut down.Is it because of my hardware drivers not supporting some updates.Do I have to re-install ubuntu..if yes, how do i remove it?..is deleting the ubuntu partion ok..how should i know which updates can be installed..also, are there any problems in running 32-bit version on a 64-bit laptop?
I installed mesa-dri-drivers-experimental package using yum in Fedora 12. I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450. After the reboot as soon as the fedora bubble fills up the screen goes blank with a blinking cursor. You can type in that black screen and do nothing else. When you press alt+ctrl+del a few services are stopped and the system is rebooted.
The wubi installer copied files successfully and asked for reboot. After booting into Xubuntu the flashing logo appeared for a minute. And then the screen looked as if it was trying to show something but could not and flickered and then became dark this continued till half an hour and then I pressed Alt+Ctrl+Del.I tried all the modes but to no avail, only the last mode with command line was working. But it was not helpful for me becoz I dont know most of the commands.When I tried "Verbose Mode" as directed by the WubiGuide - Ubuntu Wiki, CTRL+ALT+F2 did not work when the installer stopped.The computer I use is assembled with Intel pentium 4, VIA chipset and Mercury(Kobian) motherboard.
i have just put a Geforce 7300 GT graphic card into my machine the problem is the max resolution I can get is 1024x768 at 60 hz the screen is a benq fp71g+. also the screen goes blank when i click on the display icon in system settings. i know that the screen can be run at 1280x1024 so I don?t know where the problem is.
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.
who installed nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 10.04 and gets a terminal screen on reboot with no GUI.I came across this fix trying to install the drivers on Ubuntu 10.10. later i find that the same thing happens to me on 10.04 but one of the fixes i came across works perfect with it. Ok, so you just installed ubuntu 10.04 updated it through update manager and installed your nvidia drivers but when you rebooted and tried to log on you find yourself in a terminal interface well i found an easy fix for that.
i hope it works for you not saying it will though im new to the linux world only just coming out of windows and i dont know much anyways just log on the terminal and use command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" then run nvidia-xconfig command reboot and you should be fine only wish this would work for ubuntu 10.10
I went to lock the screen when I got up from my computer. I came back and there was a black screen. I tried hitting different buttons nothing worked. I rebooted and still went right to black screen. I can get into recovery mode but I can't figure out what's wrong with the computer. Can someone give me a hint. My father is very good with ubuntu but he said that he would just reload the os on it. But I really don't want to go thru that process all over again.
I just reseantly got an Asus Essentio CM1730-05 desktop and I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on it with Wubi. After doing so, I installed the restricted driver for my onboard ATI Radeon 3000 graphics. After doing so I get to a blank screen right after the splash screen. Also I think it is frozen because I don't here the Log in music and I have to hard reboot instead of just hitting the power button. If you need to know more about my hardware just ask. Also I have tried two different monitors.
A Dell M991 and my HDTV. I have used the following hook ups to the HDTV-DVI to HDMI and HDMI to HDMI. The Dell M991 is like any older monitor. Just that one VGA hook up. I noticed there is an Asus section so I hope that this is still the right spot. I have tried the following. Replace quiet splash with nomodeset and also i915.modeset=1. I have yet to try i915.modeset=0.
I am using Dell studio 1537. I tried to install propitiatory driver for my ati radeon hd3400. After installation and reboot, I got no display and my system rebooted. Now I had just reinstalled fedora11. Any Way to install ATI driver safely?
i just installed opensuse yesterday and it's very nice. i wanted to install the driver for my ati mobility radeon hd 5470, so i followed the steps on:SDB:ATI drivers - openSUSEunfortunately, after the reboot, opensuse had booted but there was nothing on my screen (basically, just a blank screen)
i just installed opensuse 11.4 on my system(gigabyte 7n400pro2,amd athlon xp 2.8ghz,ocz vertex2 ssd,ati radeon x1550) and i have this strange problem: the screen gets blank(for about a second) every 40-50seconds. everything else works fine.
I am running 9.10 on a HP Compaq. Every few days X will die. The screen goes blank and will not display anything. I have to SSH in, but even trying various commands like gdm restart does not help. I eventually have to reboot the box. Below is a snippet (hopefully not too large) of dmesg:
/dev/sr0 on /media/cdrom0 is a CDROM, but I dont think thats the issue.
[707515.629800] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE [707515.629806] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Sense Key : Illegal Request [current] [707515.629811] Info fld=0x45d18, ILI [707515.629813] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Add. Sense: Illegal mode for this track code....
Why is it on Ubuntu/Maverick that my display insists on going BLANK after a certain period of computer inactivity EVEN THOUGH I have NO screensaver functions set and the put screen to sleep function in power management is set to NEVER and ALL functions in BIOS are all set to not have display go into suspend mode ?
I was able to get Fedora 10 to run on VirtualBox. Since the system wouldn't let me set the resolution to anything bigger than 800 x 600, I decided to get the nVidia driver (I'm running the nVidia 8400m G). I did it through this guy's tutorial: [URL]... After rebooting, I see the loading bars and everything, but I get a blank screen with a cursor. After pressing ctrl+alt+F3, I was able to log in to the root and execute the "akmod builds the required kmod on bootup" under the "For GeForce 8 series" [URL]... After a reboot, I still get the same thing. Will I have to reinstall Fedora 10 and just not update the nVidia graphics drivers? I have a 20" monitor that has a resolution of 1600 x 1050 and I would really like to take advantage of that.
I have just installed OpenSUSE 11.2 on an Intel DQ35JO motherboard and XFX 9500GT 512MB video card. After installation the desktop looked fine on the Sony LCD TV I have connected to the 9500GT via a DVI to HDMI cable.
After the first reboot after installation I added the Nvidia repository via the add community repository function in the software sources option in YaST2. I then proceeded to install the Nvidia G02 drivers and the nvidia-settings package. At this point after a reboot I would get a blank screen. Hitting ctrl-alt-F1/F2/F3/F4/F5/F6 has no effect, I could not get any of the virtual consoles to appear. I had to SSH into the box and reboot into runlevel 3.
Once I had rebooted into runlevel 3 I logged in as root and executed "sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia" and got an error message that the configuration server could not be started. I tried executing "sax2 -r -m 0=vesa" and received the same error: