Author Topic: [SOLVED] blank screen after grub loads  (Read 5446 times)

endoch

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on: December 30, 2014, 03:40:31 PM
hello,

im beginner to linux and backbox.
i was using backbox with ubuntu 12.04 on my old laptop (compaq presario v2200)

and then i update to 14.04, but after the grub loads, i have a blank screen.
any feedbacks are welcome...

ps: i can enter to root sheel in recovery mode.


thanks,
endoch
« Last Edit: January 30, 2015, 09:23:45 AM by drego85 »



ZEROF

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Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 08:51:15 PM
That is for my point drivers issue, not grub issue if you didn't touch some settings. If you get to recovery mode, that is good. Connect your PC to internet and install gpu drivers.

How to find info about your GPU:

lspci | grep VGA

or

sudo lshw -C video | grep product:

or

lspci -nn |egrep "VGA|Display"

;)
« Last Edit: December 30, 2014, 08:58:56 PM by ZEROF »


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


endoch

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Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 09:02:20 AM
thanks Zerof,

gonna try your solution and get back asap.



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Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 05:32:36 PM
sorry for my late reply.

finally got something to work.

here's how i kinda solved the issue:
1. enter grub recovery mode, and choose root shell
2. remount the filesystem so that can read and write using command "mount -o remount,rw /"
3. edit the grub config using "sudo nano /etc/default/grub"
4. modify the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quite splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quite nomodeset"
5. uncomment the GRUB_GFXMODE line
6. save and write the changes using command Ctrl o + Ctrl x
7. rebuild the grub config using command "sudo update-grub"
8. reboot my laptop using command "sudo reboot"

after that, i can login to backbox on tty1, and then type command startx to start the graphical mode.

anyway, thanks Zerof for the help!



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Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 08:44:27 PM
Well done endoch, thank you for sharing your solution with us.


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*