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)".
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.
I switched back to my ubuntu installation few hours ago and I couldn't notice the strange boot screen! I remember that it used to be orange, there was the ubuntu logo and a nice loading bar. All is displayed now is a horrible purple background with just the text "Ubuntu" in the middle and a few dots just below it, showing the loading process.. I don't know how to restore the classic splash screen (I also found the original background in /usr/share/images/xsplash ).
I had ubuntu 9.10 I upgraded to 10.04 after solving some problems (freeze at boot).
Since then, I don't have the ubuntu's logo showing up when I boot, but a purple screen with some blinking pixels. I didn't care much about it... but today my computer took too long at that screen (normally it was just 1/4 second, but today it was like a minute..). And it happened like 4 or 5 times in a row (Only at the 5th time I realised that it was not freezing up, but it simply would took more time)
After a reboot, it is again 1/4 second of purple screen but I don't want this problem to return.. so I want to get rid of the purple screen (I think it is an indicator of the problem)
Well, I already installed the graphic drivers (going to system > admnistration > hardware drivers). But it didn't solve anything. (I don't know if it is even related)
I searched in google, found something old (2006) and I think it maybe has some relation with my problems .. [URL]
But couldn't understand the conversation (i'm a linux novice)
My hardware: ATI Mobility Radeon 4650 HD P7450 2.13Ghz Core 2 Duo
Ok so just updated 10.10 to 11 and I can't do anything, the desktop is continuously flickering the purple ubuntu splash screen behind it and if I click anything it will open but flashaswell, I did have nova desktop which changes my wallpaper automatically but I uninstalled it as I thought that may be thebprovlem
Is there anything I can do? Or will I have to copy the home folder to USB and then do a clean install?
I just decided to completely switch from windows 7 to Ubuntu 10.4. I wiped windows 7 and attempt to install 10.4. it installed half way and gave me an error "cd drive disk error". So I then downloaded 10.10 and burned iso image on a brand new cd disk. Now I am trying to install 10.10 (latest version), and its stuck on Ubuntu Splash screen for last half an hour. It does not seem to be doing anything. What shud I to complete the install?
I removed Cairo from synaptic. Since then Ubuntu doesn't start - it gets stuck on the splash screen, which is Mac-like (since I had installed Macubuntu): I see the apple logo and the rotating wait prompt is running like hell. My pc has dual boot (Vista is my other OS) with grub2 loader.
New install on Compaq Presario F700 (F756NR)The install went fine. I was able to get the Nvidia drivers working too. The problem I have is when the system boots. I get the OpenSuse splash screen, and the system just hangs.I found that if I press <Esc> and hit <Enter> a few times, the system will eventually boot. I also found if I wiggle the mouse during the splash screen, the progress bar will begin to move, and the system will boot.Seems to be something about detecting hardware during the boot phase, and it seems to be input related.
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This is a standard install, just like I've done dozens of times before.
Plain vanilla, just installed.
When I boot, I get to the splash screen and it doesn't go into the default selection.
Could this be a Hardware thingy? The reason I ask is because I've had this issue happening with 5.2 on the same machine. I just formatted it completely and installed a fresh 5.3 i386 on it and I get the same behavior.
[root@server ~]# cat /boot/grub/grub.conf # grub.conf generated by anaconda # # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
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?
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
'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
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.
I tried installing nvidia drivers by the rpm method as has been suggested and after installation the computer does not have a GUI interface. It freezes at the Splash screen. Although i can still use the command line terminal.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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?
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.
I have a duel booting system, Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. I have installed burg. I have ended up with text when booting ubuntu. When I changed the splash it only show on shut down. How can i make it show on boot?
I initially had problems with the install CD giving the purple screen of death (a screen of vertical purple lines), however I managed to press F6 and set nomodeset and then add "xforcevesa no splash --" to the boot parametres (I guess) and I was able to boot into the live CD. Now however, I've installed 10.4 and I'm back to the purple vertical lines. My Dell 6400 laptop has an nvidia 7300 video card which must be the problem. My question is, how do boot into some kind of low graphics mode so that I can install the proper video drivers? I've been pressing shift to get to the grub menu, but the recovery mode only gets me the purple vertical lines as well, and I don't know what I'm doing.
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?
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.
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.