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I got Ubuntu 11.10, with gnome-shell as desktop manager, and whenever I boot(select ubuntu from grub, just so you know where we are) it gives no screen, and if I wait a minute orso, and press the powerbutton, it will activate my screen and turn off(normal way). Now I found when I just turn it off in mid boot, then when I select ubuntu from grub(not the recovery one) it wil lcheck for errors, it will find no errors but my screen is turned on. I have no clue why my laptop does this.

tl;dr screen will only be turned on when there is a error check involved in the boot.


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Try to do this in you terminal:

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Look for:


Change it too :


And update Grub:

sudo update-grub

And see if it helps if not post wath happens.

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worked thanks . – Dr_Bunsen May 13 '12 at 9:27

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