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Ubuntu Blank Screen on Boot

19 May 2012 No Comment
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ubuntuHave you ever installed Ubuntu, rebooted and then got a blank screen? It does not mean Ubuntu has crashed on you. This has happened to me on version 10 and 11 of Ubuntu. It appears Ubuntu does not have video drivers for certain video adapters such as Nvidia cards.

The solution is to get past the boot menu and into single-user mode. During boot-up, keep your finger on the “SHIFT” key and hold it there until you see the Grub menu. Press the down arrow once so it will highlight the second entry which is the single-user mode option and then press the “ENTER” key.┬áIf you don’t see the Grub menu for some reason, you can still do the same step. Press the down arrow once and press the “ENTER” key.

Once you are at the terminal, you can type “startx” to launch the X session.

 

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