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My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?

On booting my Ubuntu System I see an Ubuntu startup symbol , after that the screen goes blank like it's going to boot up then it does nothing at all.

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, fabricator4, Ringtail, RolandiXor, fossfreedom Dec 20 '12 at 8:25

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Try pressing ctrl+alt+f1 after you get to the black screen. If that works you are at least able to boot into a command line of Ubuntu and you can work from there.

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