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.

This is in regards to Ubuntu 12.10. I am not able to boot the live environment just gives me output then blanks out and stays at flashing cursor, I am however able to boot up the installer and connect to wifi and install the os no problem however it will not boot up and I'm not sure why is booting like normal printing out the list of starting services and what not then just stops and sits forever. I'm thinking it could be graphics related since the machine never starts X (i think). Any input will be greatly appreciated and I will be happy to provide more information to help solve the problem, thank you all.

share|improve this question
    
Is it important to you to boot into the live environment? If you can get to the installer (which uses X, btw) just install it. Perhaps you'll be able to run it fine once it's fully installed. –  hnasarat Nov 4 '12 at 14:25

1 Answer 1

Asus 1025c is a CedarView based netbook, which are known to boot to black screen both with 12.04 and 12.10.

IMHO, 12.10 is a bit heavy for a netbook anyway. Try 12.04, with Unity2d or another lightweight environment, and follow the [Poulsbo wiki](to work around the black screen problem).

Basically, if hit with a black screen when booting from USB, press ctrl-alt-f1 to switch to a tty, log in, and restart xserver with

sudo service lightdm restart

After the installation, run gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub, and add console=tty1 to the following line:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" 

...the end result should look look like this

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash console=tty1" 

Apply the GRUB configuration by running sudo update-grub (thanks to user32674 for pointing this out).

You could then also try searching for Additional Drivers in the Dash and install the CedarView driver.

Hope that works.

share|improve this answer

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.