I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 after fighting with the "black screen" issues.
This is what I did:
I firstly used the nomodeset
with the LiveCD, and then I modified one line of the /etc/default/grub
file like this (following internet advices):
I have screen resolution problems, so I modified the /etc/rc.local
(also following internet tips), adding this two lines:
setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=00
echo 4 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
So now it does start with the screen turned on and with good resolution, but when I goes on suspend mode it doesn't wake up correctly and it comes back to the black screen. It also happens when I play some games.
I tried using this solution http://bit.ly/Yy1lMe
(the first script), even though I have no idea what I does, but I doesn't work.
I'm going nuts!! Every time I forgot to disable the screensaver, and I'm away, I come back to find the black screen and I have to turn it off!! Help please!!!
What can I do? any ideas??
I'm using a Notebook Acer Aspire 5734Z. Let me know what other information do you need.