LM 14 nstall issue, black screen.

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LM 14 nstall issue, black screen.

Postby hiimcailin on Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:16 pm

I've been trying to install LM 14 on an older Gateway W430UA laptop, 32 bit, 1.6 GHz, 150 gb HDD, currently running Win Vista. It hasn't benn turned on for about 4 years. I start up, boot from CD/DVD and get to the "Reboot in # second..." screen. Then it goes black, flashes silver for a moment then alternates screen off and black screen for however long (I've waited up to 20 mins).

I tested the disk on another laptop I have, Toshiba Satellite A505, 64 bit, 2.77 GHz, 500 gb HDD, currently running Win8, but was previously running Win7 & Ubuntu 12 dually. Everything worked exactly how it should (I didn't go through completely with the install) and I got to the desktop screen where you can play around or install LM.

What could the issue be with the Gateway laptop that I would be getting this black screen?

Thanks.

Edit: I have the MATE 32 bit version on LM 14.
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Re: LM 14 nstall issue, black screen.

Postby hiimcailin on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:59 pm

Update: I decided to try a disk of Ubuntu 11.10 that I had, this produced the same issue. HOWEVER, when I touched certain keys on the keyboard I am able to hear the Ubuntu system sounds.

What could possibly be causing this issue with the screen not displaying?
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Re: LM 14 nstall issue, black screen.

Postby hiimcailin on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:56 pm

Update 2: So I plugged the laptop into my TV with a VGA cable and I can see everything on the TV screen, but nothing on the laptop screen. Going through with install, but why would my computer screen not display anything?
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