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Old 09-21-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: EU (UK)
Distribution: Ubuntu 14.x, Raspbian, Kali
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Smile Blank screen at boot.

Hi all,

I have a curious one here. I have just installed Ubuntu on a machine that has an ATI Radeon 3450 video card installed.

If I boot the machine into recovery mode and then select 'normal boot' at the pause I get to a fully functional desktop that is using the fglrx driver. Compiz is happy and my graphics look great.

If I boot normally and just let the machine do its own thing I get just past the 'select' screen and the machine stops. There is no further disk activity and the monitor goes into standby mode.

I can't see anything relevant in any of the log files.

Does anyone have any ideas 'cos I've run out of ideas!

Old 09-22-2009, 04:40 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: EU (UK)
Distribution: Ubuntu 14.x, Raspbian, Kali
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...I managed to answer my own question.

The issue is that of the Ubuntu splash screen.

I removed the 'splash' switch from Grub's menu.lst and everything works just fine.

I guess that the splash screen uses a resolution that my monitor doesn't like and that I could also specify a VGA= value but for now I'm happy :-)

Thanks for those who looked.


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