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I have a dell inspiron m5030 and i have successfully installed ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. Whenever I boot with ubuntu it boots to a black screen with the mouse pointer, or the default background with the mouse pointer. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

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What graphics card do you have ? – bodhi.zazen Dec 11 '11 at 18:23

When you turn on your pc wait for grub boot menu and hit e then look for the line that quotes quiet splash or something like that and edit those words to say acpi=off then hit ctrl+X

Hope this helps

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