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Old 04-12-2013, 02:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy Black Screen after the boot menu

I have a SAMSUNG laptop with INTEL core i3 processor & 4 gb of RAM. I already have WINDOWS 7 installed on my computer. I installed LINUX as a second OS. The installation was successfull. However, when i start my pc through LINUX the screen gets BLACK (backlight switches off) after the boot menu. I can't see my desktop of linux. My windows 7 works perfectly fine.
Please help to fix the issue.
Old 04-12-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
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First; which Linux system have you installed?
Second; it is probably an issue with the video driver, but before anything definitive can be stated, information concerning which system you have and which driver your computer has will be needed.
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Thanx 4 showing interest. All i can see is
I have installed Oracle LINUX 5.5

Name : Intel(R) HD Graphics
chip type : Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i3)
Manufacturer : Intel Corporation
Current Display mode : 1366 X 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Driver Model : WDDM 1.1

It has onboard video card installed

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Try to pass 'nomodeset' parameter to kernel...
For example: vmlinuz-generic-3.0.0 root=/dev/sda1 ro nomodeset (string might look like this, remove 'vga' from string if there is).


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