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(How) can I avoid undesired effects of booting with “nomodeset”?

Sometimes (approximately 1 of 3 times) waking from hibernation with Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP pavilion dv6000 laptop computer ends with a black screen with backlight and the mouse pointer - in those ...
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Ubuntu on Mac black screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a mid 2010 iMac. When I don't set the nomodeset kernel option I'm getting a black screen. It does actually boot because I can hear the login screen sound. The screen ...
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How can I fix the resolution of my monitor?

I'm having two issues with my Ubuntu 14 install, one I've band-aided, the other of which is making me pull my hair out. I managed to install Ubuntu 14, but I get a black screen on boot, and my Acer ...
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Interface Problem. Plz help

so...yeah...I've been planning to try Linux for quite a while now and suddenly thought of getting Ubuntu alongside my windows 8.1. everything went smoothly (that's not true, took a week) after ...
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How can I fix hibernate issues without nomodeset being used?

I have a PC with an i5-4460 CPU, with Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 installed. By default when the machine restores from hibernate the screen output switches off, the keyboard becomes unresponsive, and the ...
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Trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 with old ATI cards

First, I've tried Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 11.04, Xubuntu 12.04. Video card is ATI Radeon 9600/9550/X1050 Series. I've done some digging before I decided to ask question ...
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Can only login using nomodeset method

I am only able to log in if i via GRUB edit the startup option such that the nomodeset command is input If i don't do this when logging on the screen flickers and goes blank. I understand it is likely ...
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Low FPS when using nomodeset

I have an HP Pavilion tx2560es. I can only get ubuntu 14.04 to boot with the nomodeset option, but that gives me very slow animations (apps opening/closing, lag in the text editors, etc). If I boot it ...
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Graphics Card Issue- Black Screen after Login, Nomodeset works with Live CD, not on install

Thanks in advance for any help, scratching my head on this one. System info: Dell D810 BIOS A05 Pentium M 1.73Ghz not hyperthread capable (thinking that may be an issue) 1024 MB RAM Video ATI ...
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Ubuntu only runs when on nomodeset

I don't know what nomodeset does but when I try running Ubuntu (just as a test before installing) my Tv which I use as a monitor will only pick it up in nomodeset but it also seems a bit slow. I ...
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Why X is relying on software instead of hardware with “nomodeset” kernel parameter for 3D acceleration?

My laptop is an ASUS K55N with AMD A8-4500M Trinity APU and integrated Radeon HD 7640G. Yesterday I tried at least 8 live sessions from different distros (slackware based, gentoo based, arch based, ...
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Restoring higher resolution after installing ubuntu 14.04 with nomodset

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad T420 which has Nvidia optimus GPU, using nomodset option but after installation I'm not able to get the full resolution. Can someone please guide me how to ...
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How do I install nvidia drivers in nomodeset?

Under the main question, "My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?", specifically under "Black/purple screen after you boot Ubuntu for the first time", the answer ...
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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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Kernel editing of my boot loader? [duplicate]

My i686 with server 12.04 386 boots to a black screen. I read a post that said I need to edit the kernel of the boot loader. The installation went smooth except for the black boot screen. How do I ...
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How to set nomodeset GRUB2 before I've installed Ubuntu

When I hit e this is what I see where do I place nomodeset
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How to recover after deleting Ubuntu partition?

I have a really old Compaq presario, I recently just wiped it clean and started again. I put Windows 7 on but, half way through installing it ran out of battery... Thinking nothing of it I just done ...
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Black screen when trying to install 13.10, 12.04 works using nomodeset

I get a black screen (with backlight on) every time I try to boot up a LiveCD image from usb. I'm trying to install 13.10 and tried both 32 and 64 bit versions. I can boot 12.04 LTS release using ...
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No screen on boot

Ive just installed ubuntu 13.10 on my Zotac AD10. First install in a while. Im having some issues with no signal after ubuntu logo during start up. Ive googled and found that nomodeset maybe could ...
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kubuntu 12.04 unable to edit /etc/default/grub.cfg

I have installed Kubuntu on my Thinkpad R31. Because of some issues with normal booting, I want to edit /etc/default/grub (not.cfg, just cfg) (add i915.modeset=0) to defeault cmd line. When I try to ...
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Video flickering when plymouth splash screen appears on boot

When the computer boots, after loading the kernel, a white flickering appears before it shows the plymouth splash screen. Then, between plymouth and the X11 it is perfect ... it isn't flickering. I ...
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Booting from usb always in nomodeset?

I am booting ubuntu 12.04 from a usb made with linux live usb creator. It is fine as long as I select the nomodeset option at the purple ubuntu screen. The question is: How can I set this mode to ...
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13.10 switching graphics cards

I'm new to Ubuntu, thought I'd try it and installed the latest version (13.10). My laptop has switchable graphics cards, ATI (AMD) and Intel, and Ubuntu seems to use the Intel by default and I cannot ...
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Black screen on nvidia laptop on ubuntu (13.10)

I am having a problems installing Ubuntu in my new Acer laptop. I get a black screen I solved this problem by setting nomodeset following this answer before the installation. I installed Ubuntu ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 2, dual booting Ubuntu Secure Remix 13.04 does not work, Live USB

If I boot from the Live USB and just select 'Try Ubuntu without Installing' it hangs on a black screen. If I go into edit options and type in 'only-ubiquity nomodeset' and remove 'quiet splash' and ...
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Colored Vertical Lines upon boot and nomodeset DOES NOT fix it

I have installed Lubuntu 13.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, rebooted the machine and encountered this problem. I edited the GRUB configuration to remove "quite splash" and enter "nomodeset", ...
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I need acpi=off to boot, but this seems to disable wifi

To boot my computer, I have to use acpi=off in kernel options. Doing this apparently causes my wifi adapter to be switched off and prevents my mouse and USB keyboard to not work. If I change ...
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Need to remove fglrx, get black screen upon login 13.10

Yesterday I installed fglrx and rebooted. Now once I login the screen stays black. I've tried booting into nomodeset but can't get the terminal to let me uninstall fglrx. I am just learning linux and ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 12.04, getting a black screen. I tried a few things, but I can't help myself [duplicate]

I am currently unable to boot my ubuntu and am currently writing on my dual-booted windows 8.1. I'll quickly wrap-up what I did before. got ubuntu 13.04, played around a bit. Installed nvidia ...
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Can't boot up Ubuntu after changing grub file with nomodeset?

So I was trying to get Ubuntu to be able to change the screen brightness correctly, and in one of the forum posts, someone suggested to try to change the grub file with "nomodeset." After I did so, my ...
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How to disable high-res Grub2 and Linux Console?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (32 bit server) on an embedded computer that uses the Intel N2800 CPU and chipset. I know there is no video driver for this chipset, but I don't care because ...
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Can't change the brightness with nomodeset

If I try and boot without nomodeset I go to a black screen. On this I can adjust my brightness using Fn + <-/-> but I can't actually do anything. I can boot with nomodeset but then I cannot change ...
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When I try to install Ubuntu, the screen res is too low to use the installer

I have an Acer Aspire V3 with 8gb RAM, 1tb HDD, nVidia GeForce 650m 2gb graphics, 17.3" screen with 1600x900 res. When I use GRUB I cant boot it without nomodeset. When I get to the graphical ...
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Trouble Installing ubuntu..USB.. Picture below

Ok so I've spent all day trying to figure out the problem and still can't figure out what's up.. So first I thought the main problem was the screen goes black after I hit "install ubuntu".. So I look ...
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How do I fix problem with trying to install Ubuntu? Black screen appears

I'm trying to install Ubuntu version 13.04(x64) on a Desktop computer already running Win8 I'd like to dualboot. The system is 64-bit with UEFI. When I attempt to install Ubuntu from a burned DVD, I ...
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Black screen after select installing on a Dell Inspiron 14z

I'm trying to do a dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 14z notebook, but I always get a black screen after selecting Install Ubuntu. I've tried to add nomodeset and acpi_osi="Linux" to the boot options, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 Wired Internet Doesn't Work (“Cable Unplugged”)

Its a fresh install of 12.04.2. I can get wired internet if I boot into the livecd but not on the newly installed system. When I installed I had to use nomodeset and b43.blacklist=yes. Has this ...
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Raring on Laptop with two GPUs: black screen

I bootet my Macbook 8-2 with Kubuntu Rarings Normal Live CD mode: Only discrete AMD GPU found, everthings fine. EFI Installer (EFI mode needed to use other GPU): Screen goes black (even on ttys). ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10: Black screen with Intel HD 4000

Yesterday I updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10. I also had to reinstall GRUB, but after rebooting my machine and selecting "Ubuntu" from the list, a black screen appeared. Following this suggestion, ...
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Dual monitor not working when 'nomodeset' is used

I am using an HP Pavillion g6 laptop running 12.04, and the laptop screen is simply black if I don't apply 'nomodeset' on startup. However, including this has lead to the laptop not recognising an ...
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How to delete nomodeset from my grub file in order to boot normally?

How can I delete the option nomodeset in /etc/default/grub? Or, more precisely, how can I access a command line in order to delete the option? I have set it in my grub file trying to debug this bug. ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on HP Envy dv4-5220us (pre-installed Windows 8)

I just bought a new HP Envy dv4 5220us laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. The first thing I did was format the HD remove all secure boot/UEFI options in the BIOS and - after a futile attempt at ...
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Intel mobile 4 series drivers with “nomodeset”-parameter

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. Since I couldn't start the installer and only got a "Black screen" I had to start it with the "nomodeset"-parameter. The installation went fine, after ...
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Wubi-installed Ubuntu 12.10 boots to purple screen [duplicate]

Today I installed Ubuntu for the first time using the Wubi installer, everything went well until I tried to boot. I turned off the PC, turned it back on, chose Ubuntu as the OS to boot, and then I ...
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How do you log in with nomodeset?

Im confused about this, I want to be able to log in to install drivers, but i don't know how to log in. Be aware that i can't log in normally because the log in always freezes, not even the terminal ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 nomodeset fixes boot problem but causes screen resolution to get stuck

I've been searching the askubuntu forum for the past 3 days trying to figure out what's going on with my system and I have tried a lot of things but to no avail. So, I will explain my situation and ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.10 but can't login due to GPU lock and I can't boot with nomodeset because I get no GRUB menu. What can I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm a complete noob to Ubuntu/Linux. Obviously Ubuntu is having trouble with my NVIDIA card and ...
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Boot ubuntu 12.04 in 3D - nomodeset quiet splash install

I would like to enable 3D in Ubuntu 12.04. I recently tried to install ubuntu on a new computer. When the installation was complete and I rebooted the machine, I could only see a blank screen. ...
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What does `nomodeset` do

Since installing Ubuntu 12.10 I have been playing around trying to get my Radeon HD 5450 gpu to work with the proprietary driver, as from the start installing the driver meant losing unity. I won't ...
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Using ATI Flgrx drivers

after installing ubuntu 12.04 i had the problem that i had a black screen directly after rebooting. So i used the grub option "nomodeset" to get an screen. I installed the recommended flgrx drivers ...