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boot up problem (14.04 + GRUB + Swap + Nvidia) - with pictures

When I start my laptop, it takes as much as 7 tries to get past the place where the swap gets mounted; if anyone is looking over my shoulder then it becomes 15 tries! My laptop is a lenovo W520 with ...
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How can I get Ubuntu working on my G4 Powerbook 1ghz 17"

Completely new to Linux but very keen to get it working on my G4 Powerbook 1Ghz 17 Have tried install of MintPPC 11 which failed to boot xorg and gave error: [drm] failed to open device Fatal ...
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After reboot, my ubuntu 'freezes' at the purple ground, without any menu icon, just movable mouse

I just rebooted my computer with Ubuntu14.04 Than the login prompt shows, with a very-low resolution, which is not the same as before reboot. Then Logged in, but nothing happens, just leaving me ...
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How do I regain access to command line/terminal and restore Ubuntu

I have a newish Lenovo Ideapad 510P with Nvidia graphics and I recently wanted to upgrade from 12.04 to the brand new 14.04. Ubuntu's website seemed to detail that the best way to do this was to ...
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not able to login using ctl alt F1- keyboard stops working - after no graphics screen - after graphics driver update

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop. It was running fine but when I realized that I was not using my graphics card to its fullest. (Ignorance is bliss !) After I installed the graphics driver ...
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Brightness Resets on Boot/Reboot in Ubuntu 14.04

As the question statement explains itself, I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and my screen brightness is reset to maximum after every boot, no matter how many times I reset. I applied the solution provided here ...
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Error message before boot screen

I'm getting the following error message just before Ubuntu's boot screen. libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf line ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on macbook pro EFI

Macbook pro: mavericks, 5.2, graphics: nvidia geforce 9600M I followed the guides from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting#Detect_.28U.29EFI_firmware_processor_architecture and ...
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Ubuntu won't start after updating nvidia drivers from X-swat PPA

I tried to update the nvidia drivers using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current After this, I rebooted my pc, launch Ubuntu, ...
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How to fix no splash screen in Ubuntu after nvidia proprietary driver installation

This is soultion how to fix no splash screen in Ubuntu after nvidia proprietary driver installation. It's no matter what Ubuntu version you use, it should work anyway. (TESTED ON 14.04) Open your ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 froze, forced shutdown, now I boot from grub to purple screen

(First two paragraphs is for posterity sake, to determine if I'm dealing with the same problems. Skip ahead for the current problem.) Previous installations of Ubuntu had given me trouble with this, ...
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14.04 amd64 splash stuck! exec format error help

hello!this is my first try getting into Ubuntu,i used drivedroid to install Ubuntu 14.04 amd64,and it stucks at splash screen. i'm using dualcore CPU with nvidia graphic card,also 8GB RAM and 64GB ...
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Nvidia driver, black login screen [duplicate]

After I install nvidia driver and reboot, I have black screen instead of login screen. I can't login. Rebooting doesn't help. After I purge the driver, everything goes back to normal. I have Kubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Nvidia Driver 304.117 for 7600GT

I have a clean new installation on an SSD Drive of Ubuntu 14.04 with NVidia Driver 304.117 running. After (very quick) boot I can hear that the login screen has started but no picture on my F-HD ...
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Text gets displayed during boot after Nvidia installtion

After installing latest nvidia drivers from xorg edgers ppa, the boot screen ( where it shows ubuntu logo) displays background process as text. Is there any way to restore the default boot screen ...
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Load Nvidia driver on boot

I Installed Nvidia manually, everything is ok, but Ubuntu starts and stop in low resolution ( during logo) When I seached for answers I came across this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual ...
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No Option for Removable Media?

Before everything happened, I tried to install Ubuntu using a flash drive and it worked perfectly when suddenly my PC automatically disconnected the flash drive. And I tried it again with the same ...
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just guest session available, can not login

I'm desperately trying to login into ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After boot I see the guest session asking for my password. After login it appears a black screen for just a half second and I will redirect to ...
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Black screen with nVidia drivers on ubuntu

I have: ASUS P4V800D-X Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz 2.5GB RAM 40GB HDD nVidia 9500GT When I installed nVidia drivers downloaded from nvidia.com website (selected recommended drivers), I simply can't ...
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Nvidia Graphic not allowing boot

Hello and welcome to the toughest question on the internet! Brought to you today by this machine: Toshiba Qosmio x505-q830 core i7 720qm, 4gb DDR3, 320GB HDD, nVidia GTS 250M. I have tried installing ...
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ubuntu stuck on purple loading screen, nvidia graphics card problem

my nvidia geforce gtx 750ti graphics card is why ubuntu will not boot. It hangs in the purple screen. i have 13.10 installed. how do i boot ubuntu with this nvidia card?
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Error when boot: Could not write bytes: broken pipe

Good day, I see there are various questions about the same topic but it looks like the cause are somewhat different. I tried tor resolve my problem by looking and trying some of the solutions but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to command line after upgrade

Today package manager suggested the usual updates and I installed everything. After it prompted for reboot, Ubuntu restarted in command line mode. Not sure what to do here. By browsing the forum it ...
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Trying Ubuntu from live DVD: hangs and/or gives “unable to find a medium…” error

I have an older desktop (general specs below) that I want to "Try Ubuntu" (12.04.4, i386) on using the live DVD before I install. However, I'm having several issues. The first few times, after ...
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Asus UL30JT, grub not loading

I have Asus UL30JT notebook, and i can't install any new system. When i try to install ubuntu i see black screen with cursor-"underscore". Looks like problem with nvindia card and it's drivers, and ...
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Some noob questions

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I've had some issues which I want to make sure are OK. Whenever I boot I get two lines of text. It's hard to read because it flashes very fast, however it's something ...
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Unity won't boot

My Ubuntu is not starting correctly. I see the BIOS splash screen followed by a purple background, then some lines of text on a black background: [ 1.071536] ata6.00: failed to enable AA ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia Underscan Issues with my LED TV

Im pretty new to Ubuntu/Linux but i pretty enjoy it so far.I just got 1 problem so far wich i cant fix.I bought myself a 40inch TV ans use it primary as my Monitor. I have a Gforce 520 and running the ...
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How do I fix ugly boot screen when using Nvidia drivers Ubuntu 13.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. It was, by default, using the Nouveau display driver, however, this caused suspend to fail, but installing a proprietary driver resolved this issue but ...
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Ubuntu runs real slow, then crashes installing nvidia driver

Here's the hardware P4 2.4ghz (32bit) 2 gigs ram Asus dvd burner MSI GeForce 5200 FX 1 Seagate 60 gig (IDE) 1 WD Black 80 gig (IDE) USB mouse PS2 keyboard 17" NEC LCD Software Ubuntu 13.1 Default ...
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Ubuntu 64bit 12.04 LTS upgraded and now stuck rebooting at 5 dots screen

I did an update/upgrade and the NVIDIA driver 3.04.116 came down, at which point my DELL machine (with an NVIDIA 9500 GT) won't boot into the gui any more. I searched the web and here and tried a LOT ...
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Ubuntu refuses to enter recovery mode

I just installed NVidia's latest version of their drivers for Ubuntu (13.10), which don't seem to work for me - I'm getting the 'system is running in low-graphics mode' dialogue box. I've tried ...
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“no screens found” on Live CD with Nvidia Optimus

I have a Lenovo y410p, and I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 in EFI mode side-by-side with a Windows 8 installation on a GPT partition. I have already disabled secure boot, and I have the LiveCD ...
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how do i update my nvidia driver? [duplicate]

To start off, here are my system specs: memory 3.8 GiB, Intel Core i3-2350m cpu @ 2.30GHz x 4, graphics nvidia geforce 450m, 64 bit. Ok, I installed Ubuntu and as soon as it booted up, it ran ...
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Does updating my graphics card change my initrd file?

There is a back-story to me asking this question so please bear with me: I have been having graphics card issues for some time now on my Macbook Pro 10.1. I dual booted using UEFI boot and Refind. ...
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Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
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1answer
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New PC with Windows 8 Needed nomodeset to get Ubuntu to load

Apparently I need to accrue 10 reputation to post more than 2 links - so reposted everything I learned in trying to install Ubuntu onto my Windows 8 machine with a new graphics card on my blog: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Crashes on Boot After Installing NVIDIA Drivers

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. After installing Ubuntu and updating it without any problems, I installed the latest NVIDIA drivers for my graphics card. I restarted the computer and ...
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USB Installation: First Boot Problem

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 7/64 bit. Everything was going fine, using a live usb. The trial is running fine. But when I tried to boot using ubuntu, all I get is a black ...
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Installing latest Nvidia from Xorg PPA gives black screen

After several years of using dual boot (windows to play and Ubuntu to work) I decided to just use ubuntu, but I have a problem after installing nvidia-drivers 331.20 and rebooting the screen is black, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not loading after installing updates - initctl: Event failed

After updating my Ubuntu installation I get a blank screen when try to load it. I have dual boot with Windows which works fine. Going into recovery mode -> resume normal boot gives me the following ...
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Purple screen after installing ubuntu. Drivers are not installing

At startup a purple screen, changing "Secure Boot" and the system is switched. nomodeset does not eliminate the purple screen I'm installing the drivers for the video card and reboot the system: ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 boots up to Black Screen after install [duplicate]

Laptop Specs- Intel i5 Processor Nvidia GT 520MX 6 GB RAM 750 GB HDD After install,screen turns black and nothing happens.
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I cannot boot from a Ubuntu CD / DVD

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. After burning the ISO and then booting the disc, I get to the purple menu that asks whether I want to Try, install, or check disk. Any option I ...
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Black screen on boot. [duplicate]

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 alongside windows 8.1 in my Acer V3 772G. When I restart my computer the GRUB interface appears and I can boot Windows 8.1 successfully, but when I boot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn t boot after automatic upgrades were installed

I have been using ubuntu for a month and until now there were no problems. After I ran the automatic updates last night,today ubuntu can no longer boot, even with Ctrl+Alt+F1. I can't boot to run ...
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Problem in AlienwareX51 Efidisk : Error: efidisk read error

I have the Graphics card nVidia GeForce 660 I have wanted Linux for quite some time. I finally decided to make a Live-USB. First I had an issue with ATP config. Then I switched back over to Windows ...
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1answer
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GUI doesn't work, flashing underscore on boot

Ubuntu version is 12.04.3. My computer is a Asus laptop, UL30Jt with a Nvidia graphics card. I previously had problems getting the graphics drivers to work, but I resolved that previously today. ...
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tons of problem, Fill_in_dev failed, black screen

I'm new to this (linux world) My friends recommended me to install ubuntu to start because it is basic and popular. lol. I have this problem; Disabling IRQ #10 Disabling IRQ #10 10 years later.. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 black screen w/ cursor after startup

After doing some schoolwork I left my computer with ubuntu 13.10 running over night. Next morning; I come back to see it glitching a bit (Software center app dissapeared, terminal is black/white ...