Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 64-Bits on my desktop computer, I don't get any video output from the installation since I click "Install Ubuntu" (or something like that). It stays with a black screen just like in a console.

I googled about my problem and I found that maybe Ubuntu isn't capable of showing image when running on a Nvidia Geforce GTX 550 TI, but I couldn't find any solution. How can I install Ubuntu on my dear computer? :P

PS: The problem isn't with the USB I use, I installed already Ubuntu 12.04 64 into my netbook Asus 1215P, and is working fine.

share|improve this question

5 Answers 5

up vote 10 down vote accepted

I figured it out. When the installation pops up, I clicked F6, then ESC. In the text that appeared on the screen, I changed quiet to noquiet, splash to nosplash, and added nomodeset right after nosplash.

The install finally opened. When installed I checked "install updates during install" and "install third party software" (or something like that) after connected to my wireless network, and when the setup finished and I rebooted my computer, everything was working just fine, with NVidia drivers installed and Unity 3D working.

For Alternate install: After base packages are installed (before grub install), open a prompt (ALT+F2) and "chroot /target", then "apt-get install nvidia-current", "CTRL+D" to exit chroot, "ALT+F1" to resume install. Complete the installation and you should be good to go.

share|improve this answer

I figured it out. When the installation pops up, I clicked F6, then ESC. In the text that appeared on the screen, I changed quiet to noquiet, splash to nosplash, and added nomodeset right after nosplash.

This was very helpful and worked for me too

The install finally opened. When installed I checked "install updates during install" and "install third party software" (or something like that) after connected to my wireless network, and when the setup finished and I rebooted my computer, everything was working just fine, with NVidia drivers installed and Unity 3D working.

I didn't see those options, so after it installed it went back to the test drive.

For Alternate install: After base packages are installed (before grub install), open a prompt (ALT+F2) and "chroot /target", then "apt-get install nvidia-current", "CTRL+D" to exit chroot, "ALT+F1" to resume install. Complete the installation and you should be good to go.

Don't know, mine installed then I was back at the test drive and couldn't make permanent changes. Rebooting went to blank screen.

So at that point I rebooted and selected recovery mode and then chose fail safe graphics option. This allowed me to boot. Then I was able to go to Ubuntu Software Center and get nvidia current (wow, a lot of bad reviews). I also was able to run the updates (387 of them). I was able to reboot to 12.04 ok. Then I opened system settings, additional drivers, and searched. Current NVIDIA accelerated driver was activated. I activated post-release updates. Rebooted and all is good so far.

share|improve this answer

I have the same card and am installing 12.04. What I usually do is:

1) install the base operating system without X, Unity, etc.
2) boot system and install both nvidia-current-updates, xorg, gnome-shell, lightdm 3) run nvidia-xconfig 4) reboot 5) pray

It typically works, but YMMV.

share|improve this answer
    
Oh, and to install the system initially I use the intel graphics card on my sandy bridge chip. then switch to the nvidia card in BIOS once I'm on step 4 –  Andrew Apr 29 '12 at 1:04
    
I cannot... No onboard graphics driver :( –  joelalmeidaptg Apr 29 '12 at 10:30
    
Five point is for each point. Pray always. I had a hard fail of GTX460 on 11.10 (just fail to no-signal state) and decided yet to use my old GeForce6600 instead. –  swift Jul 4 '12 at 18:14

Hey i have a system with i5 2500k and 550 ti graphics adapter .The first time i tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 desktop i couldn't get any display(Just a Black screen). But later i tried changing Graphics adapter in BIOS to in-Built graphics adapter and then Voilà ! it works So then installed Ubuntu -->Install NVIDIA X.ORG Current Drivers -->change graphics adapter to 550ti--> Everything working now I guess this helps

share|improve this answer

Do seen some glitches or other visual anomalies??

I have a GTX 560 TI and occasionally colored boxes appear on the screen, even to blocked the desktop Unity and i can't work more with them (reboot to resume).

I install the lasted nVidia Drivers and blocked free nVidia nouveau drivers in blacklist.conf.

Thanks

share|improve this answer
    
Could you add the steps to your answer about how you solved the issue? –  rosch Nov 24 '12 at 10:52

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.