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I have a computer that once I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 the splash screen hangs. I had this issue on another machine that I simply boot into recovery mode and reinstalled the nvidia drivers (both have nvidia cards).

The thing is, on the machine I'm presently having issues with, when I select recovery mode, the monitor tells me "No Signal"

Any help would be greatly appreciated, this is a friend's laptop needed for University.

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Does Live-CD work? – Extender Oct 22 '10 at 7:53
What graphics card does this machine have? Can you press (ctrl+)alt+f2 and get a text bootup? – Nick HS Oct 22 '10 at 14:37
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As a workaround you can try booting up without Plymouth (the splash screen) by editing grub on boot up. To do so:

  1. Hold Shift on startup to access the GRUB menu.
  2. Press any key (besides Enter) to stop the timer. Then select the menu entry (normally the newest) by using the arrow keys.
  3. Press e at the desired item to go into edit mode.
  4. Go to the second from last line (by using the arrow keys). It should say something like: linux /boot/vmlinux-2.6.31-9 root=UUID=904b4c85-9857 ro quiet splash (it will not be exactly the same).
  5. Remove the quiet splash options from the line, so it ends in ro.
  6. Press Ctrl+x to boot. Hopefully it will work!
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