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Old 04-03-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ubuntu 9.10 upgrade to 10.10 just black screen on boot up

I think many are having this problem...9.10 works on the PC , but NOT 10.4 LTS or 10.10 ...all I get a black screen on boot up, although it "sounds" like its working in the tower..,,, QUESTION!! there a simple download ANYWHERE that will fix this as I am only a newbie Linux end user with average PC skills.....also ...Will there continue to be security updates for (9.10) after this April 2011, or must I find a way to upgrade in order to have a secure Distribution ..I have a Compaq Presario SR1901WM with HDA Nvivia..The PC is about 5 yrs old,,thank You..Rick..

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Old 04-03-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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1.9.10 isn't LTS version 9.04 was, so yes you will have to upgrade to 10.04 LTS, or 10.10, the easiest way is to download from, burn to the disc and make a fresh installation on your PC. If you want to recover your data, use LiveDVD and copy everything on external device/DVD etc.

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Old 04-11-2011, 09:17 AM   #3
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Toast time....

not the info I need,sorry to say, I think Im toast!!....It happens.. RC
Old 04-13-2011, 08:00 AM   #4
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It sounds like it might be the graphics card that is causing the problem. The likelihood is that you are going to have to do some investigation and work if you want to get it working.

I would start here, see the section on 'Screen Blanks/Monitor Turns Off'


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