Blackscreen after latest updates

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Blackscreen after latest updates

Postby wobbe98 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:35 pm

Two days ago I upgraded my system and now it boots into a black screen.
And the same upgrades might also have messed up my grub because puppy and parted magic won't load anymore.
I think this has to do with the open source ATI drivers but I'm not sure being a Windows guy and all.
(FYI: I had the catalyst drivers from ATI loaded)

I can still boot into recovery mode so who can help me recover?

(By the way, now I'm seriously doubting my choice for a rolling release distro.)

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Re: Blackscreen after latest updates

Postby dawgdoc » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:23 pm

This seems to be caused by an update to mesa and xorg-server packages. It surfaced in the LMDE-Breakages thread beginning with the following post:
It has occurred with use of proprietary ati and nvidia drivers. The tread discusses several ways to correct the problem over the next few pages aftet the post linked to above.

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