I am new to Linux, never used it before. I can follow instructions but don't know much about it. Tried searching for a solution to this but couldn't find one. I installed Ubuntu 12.04. It was working fine. Now when I boot up, I get BIOS splash screen, brief purple screen, then a completely black screen that says:
"Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS [Ubuntu name] tty1 [ubuntu name] login:"
I can enter in my username and password, then it says:
"last login: Mon Sep 10 18:37:03 EDT 2012 on tty1 Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-30-generic x86_64) *Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ 0 packages can be updated 0 updates are security updates"
I had this issue, did a fresh install, and then continued having this same problem. At some point I was also just getting a black screen with a cursor. I think sometimes all it said was [ok].
Please help - thanks!