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Old 03-05-2008, 04:53 AM   #1
yezu
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Black Screen on boot.


I just installed Ubuntu on a Toshiba Laptop.
The thing is that after grub starts to boot the system, only one line is shown on the screen and after that everything goes black.
After I press ctrl-alt-f6 everything returns to normal. The system continues to boot.
What is wrong? How can I make the laptop boot normally?
It has a ATI graphics card....

thanks...
 
Old 03-05-2008, 06:22 AM   #2
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I do not have a laptop....are any lights or noises apparent before you hit ctrl/alt/f6?

2) can you post your /boot/grub/menu.lst contents or it may be called /etc/grub.conf pls

it sounds like it may be a graphics issue either with splashimage or gfxmenu
 
Old 03-05-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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so can you boot in to the GUI at all or dose it keep going back to the Grub loader, if you start it in failsafe and when it comes to the command line type startx and see wht error you get
 
Old 03-06-2008, 06:23 AM   #4
yezu
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I 've managed to solve it.
It would seem that the splash screen resolution was wrong, and the laptop couldn't show it, thus a black screen.
I've changed it to 1024x768 and it works like a charm right now
 
Old 03-06-2008, 06:27 PM   #5
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to help others, can you please explain what you did to find out....and what you did to solve this .

thankyou
 
  


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