Ubuntu Installation :: Screen Goes Blank After Loading OS
Jun 30, 2010
I'm attempting to install Ubuntu Netbook remix (however I have tried others) on a 32 bit laptop but after it goes through that ubuntu loading thing, it goes blank after that and I've determined that it's not the cd and it's something to do with the hardware after looking at other posts with similar issues. I do not have an operating system on this laptop.
Is there a known problem with the Lubuntu 10.10 image here? I have downloaded it to two different computers, then burned the images to two different blank CD's (different brands) and neither loads. Both only get as far as the Lubuntu menu, once ENTER is pressed at that point to load the LiveCD, a blank screen eventually appears with a flashing cursor at the upper left of the screen, that's it. They were both burned using the slowest burn speeds available.
ive downloaded the Ubuntu CD from the official website and burned it twice, once one a dvd and the other on a normal 700MB CD-RW.in both, the screen went blank after the loading part before the main menu (installation, try it blah blah..)what should i do?btw i use a windows XP and here is my hardware details...sapphire hd 5770 1gb, 4 gb of ram,Intel Core i5- P55 .5 ghz, i think that its enough for the minimum of the ubuntu isnt it?
Try to load my system today and nothing come up, only the terminal window. Whatever I type in is working, like now I type in the terminal firefox and it is how I ended up here. Try to type thunderbird in the terminal and my mail server started no problem. But nothing on my screen, don't no where to go from here.
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.
I'm trying to build a dual boot ubuntu 8.10 and fedora 10.I have ubuntu sucessfully installed. with a free partition ready for fedora.I cant seem to get fedora past the beginning of the install. Once it says its loading anaconda, my screen either goes blank, or the anaconda fails and the install exits, telling me to reboot my system.I have downloaded the DVD twice. once from the website, and i think when I bruned it it didn't burn right, I then downloaded it from torrent just to be safe and reburned at the slowest speed. It passes the media test.
I have been reading around it may be cause of my video card?My computer is the following.AMD Athlon +2400 XPXFX Nvidia Geforce 6800 GT or something close.80 gig hard drive1.5 gigs of DDR ram.MSI Motherboard not sure of model off top of my head.I really wanna get this dual boot working, As I feel fedora may have advantages over ubuntu. I was going to try to get ahold of another video card, and maybe try that. What do you think I should do
I am new to ubuntu and I would really like to try it out, however I cant do the demo it freezes, I cant boot it either. I got rid of the quiet splash and watched it load. The last thing I saw before it went to just a blank screen was the ubuntu logo and it said loading apparmor then ok, went back to the previous command line screen and said done. Then it was just blank. No mouse, no blinking cursor, nothing.
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.
i have installed ubuntu 10.4 on my compaq 615 system successfully but when i restart the system it freezes, jus giving me a blank screen... i already have windows 7 home premium on the system then i partitioned sum space for the ubuntu but it still dosent work...
I got a new Lenovo S20 and I am having trouble loading Linux. I've loaded these variants with no success:
Ubuntu desktop Ubuntu server Linux Mint CentOS vmWare esxi
The live CD's run, and very nicely at that. But once I install to the workstation they won't boot. I just get a blank screen. I've tried different bootloaders.. I've toyed with different BIOS settings.. I've even installed to different drives (a hard disk and an SSD). Maybe a hint: BSD installs and runs with no problem at all. I have PC-BSD running at the moment. It's nice, maybe I'll keep it. But I'd rather have Linux.
My amateur computer science mind sees this as not a boot loader issue (recovery mode shows Linux seems to be loading to a point.. but I can't see the script line just before the lockup) not graphics related; UB Server and vmWare are text-only and they won't load either probably not a bios issue (liveCDs run and other people run Linux on S20s) not hardware (Windows and BSD run on this one)
really wish to customize my GDM for ubuntu 11.4 but failed to do so.....therefore i decided to use alt. such as SLiM.....I could install it properly in virtualbox but when i went to do it on my real ubuntu 11.4 ......the screen stops at plymouth theme or goes blank after loading plymouth theme......then i read further more blogs and made changes and now even if i configure SLim the GDM starts no matter what i do .........
PS : I am new to ubuntu and dont have any knowledge about scripting programming and stuff....
I've made a Live CD of version 10.04 on a machine running 10.04 (amd64). The disk boots fine on a 2nd machine but does not boot on the machine that created it. The CD/DVD is new and works for other things so I don't think it is this. The Live CD gets to the ISOLINUX screen but instead of "Loading" the screen goes blank and the system shuts down. I've tried everything I can think of (the disk works fine on another machine).
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
I have been running 10.04 quite successfully, when I upgraded to 10.10, I have a problem with the newer kernels. If I let it boot into the latest one 2.6.35-23, I get the Ubuntu 10.10 splash screen for a second then a blank screen, same with 2.6.35-22. I have to run with 32-25 to get it to load the gui.
I have an AMD Sempron 2800, 1.6GHz pc, but I'm not sure if it's running 64bit.
I've been running Ubuntu 10.10 very smoothly for a while now. Decided to upgrade to 11.04 - managed to corrupt the hard disk the first time by letting the laptop hibernate part of the way through but reinstalled from a live CD of 11.04 and it's now working except for this issue.
If I shut the screen on my laptop (or press the screen off button) either the screen won't come back on or it will but frozen (I can move the mouse but not click on anything etc.) In this state music continues to play (from spotify under wine) and if I press my hibernate shortcut (power button) the computer hibernates, only to wake into the same situation. I've got a Dell Latitude D520, upgraded to a bigger hard disk and more ram - the ubuntu partition has 50gb. Windows is working fine.
Edit: I noticed a sticky thread which includes something about a blank screen but I think this is a different issue?
another post about this. I just don't know how to handle this, as I'm pretty nsee the grub loading menu, but screen just freezes after, no way I can reboot, or open a console. In recovery mode I can log as root in console, though.I run Debian 6, 64 bits. I have an intel q6600 and a nvidia geforce 9800GX2.
So finally decided to upgrade the desktop (dual-booting with Windows 7 for games) from 9.10 (fresh install awhile ago, never did anything with it) to 10.04 - upgrade went fine, reboot, watch grub go by, and voila. Blank screen.
I was hoping to test out Windows 7 in a VM, see how far I could get for GPU acceleration there - I'd much rather not run Windows on the bare iron for that machine, but if I can't get this fixed I have no option :-/
I'm installing Koala here on a 250gb Sata drive. I am looking to dual boot with Win7. I've got a 80gb Win7 partition and the rest is unallocated so I can install Ubuntu on to it. If I try to install, I get to the manual partition screen and it's blank. From what I can tell, Ubuntu isn't recognizing my hard drive at all. When I boot into the liveCD and run gparted, it says no devices found. Also when I boot gparted from a cd I get the same thing. BIOS sees the drive fine and the drive boots into Windows fine.
When I run "sudo fdisk -l" I get nothing. I've tried several of the flags including all-generic-ide. Also tried removing dmraid.
I recently got a new laptop and am trying to install Ubuntu 9.10 on it. I have installed it on my two other computers without any problems, but there seems to be a hitch with my new one. So I boot up using the live CD and then am presented with the option to test Ubuntu or install it. If I choose either of these the screen just goes blank. If I go with the first option of testing Ubuntu before installing, I can hear the intro drumbeats but the screen is still blank.
I have searched in some forums and tried some people's advice, like pressing Ctrl+Alt+- or trl+Alt+Backspace to change the resolution and restart X windows, respectivley. But it doesn't seem to work. I'll list my laptops specs just in case my problem has anything to do with them:
MSi Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit Intel Core i3 M 330 2.13GHz 4GB DDR3 RAM Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Ok well this is my first post on the ubuntu forums and the problem I have is, hopefully, pretty simple to fix. When I am installing Ubuntu, I go through all of the steps and once it asks where to install and partitioning and all that I tell it to erase the entire windows thing and put in Ubuntu. So I click the Forward button and when it gets to 69% of copying files, the screen goes black. It sounds like its still running the install but I cant be sure. What should I do?
I've found similar posts to this but none seemed to be solved. I'm trying to install ubuntu 9.10 on my new laptop. Dual boot Win 7 Pro on first partition.Its a gateway nv79 laptop with an intel i3 330M processor.The problem occurs when I boot from the CD I get the first menu where you can choose to install, load ubuntu from CD, etc. No matter which option I choose, I get nothing but a blank screen. Then I can do nothing but power down by holding the power button.I've tried both 64 and 32 bit versions, same thing. The 32 bit disk works fine on another computer. I've also tried booting another version of Linux, Helix, from CD and that also works fine. I'm thinking ubuntu doesnt support my graphics card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
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 did a fresh install of 8.04 alternate disk with LVM then updraded to 10.04 (due to lack of any spare CDs around).
Everything was working fine but wanted to try to get the nvidia-173 drivers installed (I have an old FX5200). Can't start into X now as my plasma says mode unsupported.
At one point I managed to boot into recovery mode then root terminal and removed all nvidia packages and reinstalled nvidia-173 only and followed the instructions listed on the 10.04 release candidate page. Still stuck with the unsupported modes error on my TV though. I have a 720p plasma display (1366x76, I usually run 1280x768 without issues. I'm guessing it is the refresh rate set in the new xorg.conf that is throwing me off, how to adjust this?
An issue that's complicating things however is that when I try to boot into recovery mode I get an error stating 'pcspkr' driver already registered, aborting... then it hangs there until I ctrl-alt-delete and force a restart. This is preventing me from getting to the point where I can select a a root terminal to try to fix my errors.
I have used 8.04 exclusively for a few years and wanted to try something new (still not all that adept at linux setup).
EDIT: I managed to get to root again and just removed the xorg.conf file and that seems to work somewhat. Except now I can't boot as I get a looping mountall: Plymouth command failed that hangs up the process.
I've been using Ubuntu off and on since 6.10, but I am definitely a noob when it comes to troubleshooting this kind of stuff. All of my previous installs went flawlessly, so I guess I've been lucky so far. I finally decided that I would bite the bullet, and remove Windows altogether. No more dual-boot with XP or 7 for me.I've been attempting to install the 10.04 RC all weekend, and it's been pretty frustrating. I decided I would start with my aging laptop, a HP Pavilion ze8500 that I custom-ordered way back in 2003. A few specs I know off the top of my head:
P4 (2.30 GHz) 512MB RAM 40GB SATA HDD
I burned the ISO to CD-R and started the install. When I boot from the CD, I get a purple screen which is blank other than two symbols at the very bottom. IIRC, one looked like a ruler or something, and the other looked sort of like a star in a circle? I think they were separated by an equal sign.I have no idea what that meant, but I knew enough to hit F6 and that got the install menu to appear onscreen. The only way I could get through the installer without losing video was to use 'nomodeset'
I installed over top of Windows 7 RC with the default partition table settings and after the install finished, I got the dialog box telling me that a restart is necessary. I hit Continue, the CD tray ejected, and my laptop restarted.So, assuming that the installation was a success, I see the BIOS screen, and then that goes blank, and where I would expect to see a boot screen or a Grub dialog, I see nothing at all.After the first install attempt, I would hear a drum sound after the screen went blank.I tried hitting 'Esc', along with 'Ctrl+Alt+F1', 'Ctrl + Alt + F2' or whatever else I could think of, and nothing seems to work.I updated my BIOS, remembering that I forgot to do that, and then I reinstalled Ubuntu. Again, no display when Ubuntu boots. And now, I hear no drum sound at all.
So I tried to install ubuntu 10.04 on my 5 year old gateway laptop but the screen kept going blank when ubuntu was booting up. I was able to get to the menu screen and add "i915.modeset=1" after "quiet splash", which allowed ubuntu to load. I installed it on the hard drive successfully, but when I restarted the computer, it won't load again. I don't know how to fix this so I can run it from the hard drive.
I've searched the forums and all the problems seem to be getting a blank screen after the first menu or first splash screen.My problem is that I'm getting a blank screen straight away without seeing anything. As soon as the system says that it's booting from CD the screen goes blank and nothing happens.I've done the md5sum on the disc successfully (and the iso). It's an old system (P4) and I'm using the integrated graphics.I've tried Ubuntu Server 10.04, UNE 10.04 and Ubuntu 9.04, all have the same problem.
I have an HP computer nvidia and AMD stickers on it and 1GB RAM. HDD is Parallel ATA. I downloaded both Ubuntu & Kubuntu Live CD. Both live CD's boot to a blank screen. After a (seemingly) successful install of kubuntu, the screen goes blank after GRUB.
Here are the details: With this HP, when i boot from ubuntu live CD the screen goes blank. It does not give any option about trying ubuntu, install, ubuntu, mem test. I just get a blank screen. On my ASUS laptop the ubuntu live CD goes straight into ubuntu live (without having to choose an option). It is not the CD When I boot from kubuntu live cd i get to the screen where i have an option to try kubuntu, install kubunt, memtest..
If I choose either try or install, my screen just goes blank & never progresses. Again, this live CD works on my ASUS laptop. At the bottom of the boot screen for the kubuntu live CD i noticed f1-f6 configurations. I was unable to change any other than language and f6 options. If I press f6 i get options which i can mark with an x. I don't know what any of these mean but I checked all of them and then on the boot menu popped up
BOOT **a whole bunch of text** I went onto install kubuntu and it no longer went to a blank screen. Rather it was a fuzzy grainy splash with the word KUBUNTU and loading dots underneath. Atlas it seemed to prevail, the installation process started (fuzziness went away). The installation screen now looks just as it did on my ASUS laptop. I continued through the steps with an installing on the entire HDD. The installation completed (with no signs of error). Screen said take out disc press enter.
I did so and my computer turned off. I power up the computer and the GRUB loads up. I have option of regular and fail safe. Both lead up to a blank screen. My monitor seems to think there is no signal and goes into standby mode. Perhaps the video card is not rendering correctly or not compatible.
ive tried to update my test-laptop (thinkpad t43) to the actual beta. the dist-upgrade worked whitout problems, but after rebooting the x-server seems to work, but screen is empty...it seems that the xserver is crashing:
Quote: Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting here the full log: Quote: [ 181.280] X.Org X Server 1.9.0
I have a blank screen on boot up. Has happened since 10.04.It's this problem[URL]I tired their three solutions did not work however clicking F6 and slecting nomodeset before booting got farther then ever and then saidI have tried different images, betas RCS full versions, netbook, derivatives and its all the same.hats going on? Can it be fixed and is this always going to happen now or is it just a two cycle bug?