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Old 11-22-2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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Mint 12 Black Screen


Hey, I thought it was Microsoft that gave one a Screen of Death.

I downloaded and burned Lisa to replace my older release of Mint.
When running the DVD to check out Lisa; I see the Lisa splash screen, then all goes black.

I'm thinking it is my nVidia card causing this. I tried Ubuntu's
Unity; but ugh, I won't go there. Linux Mint 12 is the only new Linux
distro giving me this problem; Debain, Open SUSE, and Fedora all
boot fine.

I thought 3 gigs of Ram was enough. I'm on a dual-core AMD 64.
 
Old 11-22-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by salmanal View Post
Hey, I thought it was Microsoft that gave one a Screen of Death.

I downloaded and burned Lisa to replace my older release of Mint.
When running the DVD to check out Lisa; I see the Lisa splash screen, then all goes black.

I'm thinking it is my nVidia card causing this. I tried Ubuntu's
Unity; but ugh, I won't go there. Linux Mint 12 is the only new Linux
distro giving me this problem; Debain, Open SUSE, and Fedora all
boot fine.

I thought 3 gigs of Ram was enough. I'm on a dual-core AMD 64.
I also checked the MD5 sum, it is correct. I read about issues (non appearance with
Ubuntu), I am not paid to run any of these distros; I'll install the one that
works best with my hardware. I like Mint better, due to the installed codecs;
but, I can add my own, if needed. I'm cool
 
Old 01-12-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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Why mark this thread "solved" when the issue hasn't been resolved?

You've suggested a workaround but not identified the cause of the problem and given a solution.

Not so cool, I'm afraid.
 
Old 01-12-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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Marked Solved for a Reason....

The issue has been solved for ME, maybe not for all users. After receiving no replies to the issue for a few days, I did a workaround.

Cheers,
 
Old 01-16-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
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The issue has been solved for ME, maybe not for all users. After receiving no replies to the issue for a few days, I did a workaround.

Cheers,
The point of these forums is to help others as well as to seek help for yourself. By marking the forum as "solved" you are misleading others who may have a similar problem.
 
  


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