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Old 05-19-2015, 02:58 PM   #1
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Black screen after installing Gnome

Hi guys/gals.

I installed Debian Jessie with LXDE as my default desktop environment, no problems, except I can't play most games. So installed the Meta Package of the Gnome Desktop environment. Everything appeared to be ok, but when I went to reboot, all I get is a black screen.

I went to the Grub and typed in "nomodeset" to get me back to a desktop.
I uninstalled Gnome (not full removal), but still have the same problem.
When I restarted in safety mode, Gnome was still a desktop option that I could load, which I did. I'm confused. Do I need to do a complete removal?

I tried installing the nvidia graphic card driver as per the Debian manual, and that left me with only a root terminal and no GUI.

I've got about 2Gigs of ram and a 2.4 GHz Pentium 3 processor with an ASUS motherboard. (yes, it's a 12 year old computer, but not used for the past few years)

Any help would be great.

Thanks in advance,

Old 05-20-2015, 04:51 AM   #2
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Dear JoeTod,
your wrote

I tried installing the nvidia graphic card driver as per the Debian manual, and that left me with only a root terminal and no GUI.
if your problem is start the GUI you could write
to start your gnome.


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