Black screen with cursor after login

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Lost_noob
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Black screen with cursor after login

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After logging in I get a black screen, the pointer is fine but there is nothing else displayed. Occasionally there are some pixels displayed fairly randomly when I click where menu should be. When I click where an icon should be I get a timer icon then nothing. Can use terminal and created a new account but it has the same problem. Running cinnamon 17.1 and has been stable since it first came out. System appears to boot normally to login screen which also appears fine.

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Re: Black screen with cursor after login

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You could use pastebin command and post the link to your Xorg log.

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Re: Black screen with cursor after login

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Did you update nvidia drivers recently? The new update crashes GUI on some machines. Check out this topic: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=233030

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Re: Black screen with cursor after login

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delete your etc/x11/xorg.conf and reboot (use a live distro if needed) this works for some users. after rebooting check to see that nvidia is running by opening nvidia settings and check that you have a new etc/x11/xorg.conf if not run sudo nvidia-xconfig
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