Blank screen after boot on HP Pavilion dv6000 with a NVidia graphics card
Hello all, I'm a random young Linux user with a big trouble...
I want to switch to Debian from Linux Mint. I've tried the official Debian live CD using "live" command, but it resulted just a black screen after the boot was finished. Even the *lock keys won't flash their lights. Apparently "livefailsafe" only works on me.
(I've had this problem also with Ubuntu 7.10, and it also worked only in the safe graphics mode. Similar problems have occured also on my cheap 2004's Dell laptop, on which no distro (even DSL) won't work.)
For some reason, the "livefailsafe" starts with my right resolution, 1280x800, as it should be in 800x600 or something. Here we can get to my first question: What is different with "live" and "livefailsafe"?
So I would like to use something like that "livefailsafe" in the "actual" installed system, but I don't know how. So this is my second question: How to make an actual installation boot in the fail-safe mode?
While I was trying Ubuntu 7.10 with these same results, someone on #ubuntu-fi suggested "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" to fix it. I don't even know how it could help, since most of its questions were about keyboard layout, and it didn't even help. My third and last question is: How to reconfigure X server, if the problem is there?
Thanks in advance!