Black screen with LMDE install on 64bit Dell e6510(Solved)

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Black screen with LMDE install on 64bit Dell e6510(Solved)

Postby jcisrisen on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:07 pm

Would like to install LMDE on my Dell Lat E6510 along side WIN7. 64Bit. I7 processor with Nvidia video. Grub. When I install from a live cd I reboot and I get only a black screen. I have tried booting into both LMDE and LMDE (recover) I have tried nomodeset nomdraid, vga=711. vga=vesa in the preboot commands. Also I have added a xorg.conf file, in the etc/X11 directory changing the display driver to vesa. and have also tried the xorg.conf file out of a antix live cd that booted correctly. Non of this helps. I had the same issue when booting the live LMDB CD but was finally able to with nomodeset nomdraid. Is there anything else I can try?
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Re: Black screen with LMDE install on 64bit Dell e6510 w/Nvi

Postby dawgdoc on Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:13 pm

There was a Blog posted by Clem re: the 201012 32bit editions and kernel modesetting problems were included in it. An alternate solution instead of nomodeset was xforcevesa (see http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1614 )

Even though you are using 64bit, it may work for you.
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Re: Black screen with LMDE install on 64bit Dell e6510 w/Nvi

Postby jcisrisen on Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:56 am

Thanks for the info...tried it and it didnt work for me.
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Re: Black screen with LMDE install on 64bit Dell e6510 w/Nvi

Postby jcisrisen on Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:23 pm

my bad...dawgdoc,...your instruction did work...i had a typo....
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Re: Black screen with LMDE install on 64bit Dell e6510(Solve

Postby dawgdoc on Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:37 pm

I'm glad it worked for you, I had no other suggestions coming to mind.
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Re: Black screen with LMDE install on 64bit Dell e6510(Solve

Postby saghaulor on Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:04 am

I am having the same issue with Linux Mint 10 KDE 32 bit. Please see my thread and assist if you can. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=66983
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