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I get a blank screen screen on installation of ubuntu 10.04 on my dell latitude e6410. It has the Nvidia graphics card. I'm sure someone else has had same problem but I need an answer a newbie can follow, please.

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It looks like that particular machine has been certified with 11.10 and 11.04, but not with 10.04. It might be just too new for Lucid. ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201001-5167 –  mikewhatever Nov 13 '11 at 4:44
    
OP are you still looking for an answer? If so, you may need to repost your question as this is flagged for closure. Regards, –  Ringtail Mar 25 '12 at 18:57

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It is possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 on the Latitude e6410 Nvidia model however it does require quite a bit of manipulation to get it working properly. The best suggestion for a newbie would probably be to install 11.10 (and in a few weeks update to 12.04 if you want to install a LTS version).

If your determined to install the 10.04 version then read the notes section of:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Laptop/Lucid/Reports/DellLatitudeE6410

The blank screen error should be solvable by following the instructions there:

After boot from installer media select the nomodeset option (F6)

After installation, hit SHIFT during boot to get grub screen

Change 'quiet splash' to 'nosplash nomodeset' on line that starts with 'linux'

crtl-x to continue booting

After login, activate proprietary NVidia drivers (requires Internet access?)

Edit /etc/default/grub: change to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT='nosplash nomodeset'

sudo update-grub

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