Black screen of death!!!! - SOLVED

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estaman
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Black screen of death!!!! - SOLVED

Postby estaman » Sun May 19, 2013 2:58 am

Hi,

I would appreciate any guidance with solving my problem. I have a quad core machine, 8gb ram, gigabyte x48-ds4 motherboard and a nvidia geforce 9800 gtx video card. I previously had ubuntu 11 running on this machine.

I decided to try running mint 15 64 bit cinnamon. To get it to install, I had to boot up in compatibility mode. When it finishes the install and wants to do the first boot, all I get is a black screen. After the posit screens, I can't even see the mint splash / startup screens as mint is booting up. I can hear the HD starting the operating system.

Does anyone have a fix for this problem.


Regards,



Ian
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Re: Black screen of death!!!!

Postby xenopeek » Sun May 19, 2013 3:40 am

This topic might help you boot: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257. See the heading "If you can't boot successfully after installing Linux Mint."
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Re: Black screen of death!!!!

Postby estaman » Sun May 19, 2013 5:17 am

Thank you so much! It worked a treet. :)


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