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DutchieAms 12-10-2009 11:50 AM

Ubuntu 9.10 frozen screen after startup and black screen on startup
 
Not beeing an expert on Ubuntu, but loving it running on my old Dell Dimension 2400 Series, I do have some issues after the upgrade to 9.10.

1) Frozen screen after a while working with the system. Cursor moves, but frozen
2) Black screen at startup.

Retyping this message again on my Mac Laptop as Ubuntu froze again :-(

I took the following action:

Followed directions as listed here
http://blog.dipinkrishna.info/2009/0...rocess-in.html

1. Select recovery mode from the boot menu.
2. Select login as root from the menu in recovery mode.
3. Type this at the prompt

# sudo apt-get remove xorg-driver-fglrx
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

4. Exit

# exit

5. Now select Resume normal boot from the menu.

Every thing should be OK by now.
Please comment about your experience.

*****
This seemed to work, but after another reboot, black screen again.


Any suggestions would be much appriciated by this illiterate!

System Specs:
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...m_en/specs.htm

Running with 1 GB of Memory and 320Gb Hard Disk /w 2Gb Swap and 318 Gb Extended

Thanks, Hans

Kenichi Kato 12-21-2009 09:43 PM

In your case, may I know is the black screen before or after you have login to your X window? You're using GNOME?

DutchieAms 12-23-2009 06:33 PM

It happens before the login prompt. I do see the three balls in circle and freezes then. Yes using graphical interface.

Kenichi Kato 12-24-2009 03:56 AM

When it hangs, are you able to switch to another terminal by pressing Ctrl+Atl+F1?

RandomWalk 01-03-2010 07:29 PM

I have a Dell Dimension 2350 on which the screen would also lock-up (but mouse pointer still worked). I tried Reverting the Xorg intel driver to 2.4 and the problem appears to have gone away. I'm still having trouble with the machine not resuming from suspend but I believe this is a separate problem.


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