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I keep on getting a Black screen whenever I hit "Install Ubuntu" or "Try Ubuntu before Installing" I have tried the "nomodeset" and "acpi = off" and "nolapic" and none have worked. I keep a cursor...then both of my screens have the flashing cursor, then the cursor disappears and it hangs. Im running a i7 Extreme with Rampage IV with 32GB of ram. already have Windows 7 installed if that helps. Also i have tried installing from DVD and USB and get same result.

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A few weeks ago I faced problem like this when I tried to install Ubuntu on a laptop. After a long research I came out with a funny solution that every time when Ubuntu boot up I have to increase brightness manually from keyboard. Otherwise it shown like a blank screen with nothing. :) May be your problem is not like this but you should check this –  NewBiL May 30 '13 at 18:10
    
Thanks for the response but im using a Desktop with Two screens if that helps. thanks anyway. –  user163135 May 30 '13 at 18:11
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Sounds like it could be graphics problems. Shutting off your add on card in the BIOS might help. Have you tried previous versions of Ubuntu with any success? Your hardware is good enough that a LTS might be more stable on the system.

Once you have your proprietary card on booting into Ubuntu should allow you to open terminal and run sudo lshw -C video which will display info about your graphics card. That is a good place to start.

For general information about graphics in Ubuntu go here.

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Sorry im new to Linux, what is "LTS" also im trying to install 64bit Ubuntu 13.04 in case that wasnt clarfied. –  user163135 May 30 '13 at 18:17
    
No problem, LTS is long term support. You should try a live version of 12.04 which is the long term support version of Ubuntu. 13.04 is new, but will be ugraded to 13.10 later this year and so on. Whereas with 12.04 LTS it will not change as much and you will have more opportunities to find drivers. Since you get a black screen, I recommend trying 12.04 LTS. Download it here –  iamwpj May 30 '13 at 18:27
    
Thanks , im gonna try it out now and let you know what happens. Could i update to 13.04 from the LTS 12.04? –  user163135 May 30 '13 at 18:39
    
So I tried 12.04 and the furthest i got was when i selected "Try Ubuntu before installing" i got the Ubuntu Logo and saw it load it couple times then the PC hung. –  user163135 May 30 '13 at 22:08
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