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Old 09-03-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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Blank screen after linux install


Basically i install Ubuntu using a boot CD and it install 100% but after i restart my desktop the screen just goes blank, i can run it of a live CD.
The same thing happens with openSUSE and zorin.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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A blank screen after booting is usually due to a graphics problem. We need a bit more information about the hardware your using, especially which graphics card your using.
What CPU?
What amount of memory?
What Graphic card brand? (Nvidia, ATI, Intel)
What is the model number of the graphics card?
You can get this info if you boot up the liveCD.

In a terminal lspci will give you the graphics card information.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 11:28 PM   #3
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CPU:Intel core 2 duo 2.2ghz
RAM:1gb
Graphics card:Intel corporation 82g33/g31 express intergrated

Thank you
 
Old 09-04-2010, 08:24 AM   #4
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which version of ubuntu are you trying to install....?
 
Old 09-04-2010, 10:50 AM   #5
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Ubuntu 10.04
 
Old 09-05-2010, 03:54 AM   #6
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I switched from Suse for the same reason. Try Linux Mint. They've got the gumption to use gratis video drivers that aren't open sores.

If that don't work, id look to see if intel has a driver for your chip. Look around in their web page. Download it, tryyour best to install it by their instructions.
 
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:57 AM   #7
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Also if i go into boot options and boot my internal hard drive ubuntu works.
I installed Linux mint and it works, but why wont Ubuntu work or any other thing, is there a way i can make them work too

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Old 09-07-2010, 04:01 AM   #8
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Also if i go into boot options and boot my internal hard drive ubuntu works.
I installed Linux mint and it works, but why wont Ubuntu work or any other thing, is there a way i can make them work too
The answer to your question is different distros have different strengths and weaknesses and these change from time to time. Mint is based on Ubuntu, but Mint puts proprietary drivers in there where ubuntu doesn't. Its like Ubuntu's twin, but he's got his face rearranged by the plastic surgeon.

If you are willing to work through the command line and get the drivers from the Intel site or Azus or whatever graphics card, follow their instructions, you can rearrange Ubuntu's face yourself. However, since Mint already did it, why bodduh? Its up to you. It will be a learning experience but not easy. I'm glad you got somethin werkin.

Cheers,

Bruiser
 
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