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Ubuntu 16.04 Xorg / lightdm crashes on boot with GTX 970

When I boot my Ubuntu 16.04 liveUSB on my desktop (GTX 970, i5 4440) I get to LightDM and then everything falls apart. My mouse freezes and my main monitor (connected to the GTX 970) starts blinking ...
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How to set Display Resolution while having to use “NOMODESET” on boot

I have a Samsung laptop with a Radeon graphics chip. Live-Images and graphical installation have always worked on this laptop with the proper resolution of 1366x768. However, after Ubuntu had been ...
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Cannot install ubuntu or Xubuntu. Screen hangs on splash screen. MSI Ghost Pro

I am trying to install Linux onto my new MSI Ghost Pro GS60 6QE computer (I only found out today that MSI is notoriously unreliable with linux) and I am having a lot of trouble. For the whole day I ...
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Install Ubuntu MSI GP72. ACPI : EC: Fail in evaluating the _REG object of EC device. Broken bios is suspected

I want to install the ubuntu mate 16.04, I tried the ubuntu 15.10 and 14.04 and no one work, always it is showing [ACPI : EC: Fail in evaluating the _REG object of EC device. Broken bios is ...
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Is nomodeset still required?

I'm going to be installing Ubuntu 15.10 soon after a break from Linux for a while. I would like to know if nomodeset is still required on newer Ubuntu releases and newer nVidia GPUs. I have a GTX970. ...
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modeset: problems on booting and external monitor

Here is my problem. When I add "nomodeset" option to /etc/default/grub in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT, my laptop fails to recognize external monitor. No external monitor under system display setting. ...
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Ubuntu first timer trying to boot from USB on an old Celeron M machine

I've been at this for a couple of days now, and have made some progress thanks to many of the questions and answers here. First, the machine info: elo ESY15A1 all-in-one POS touchcomputer CPU: ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 wouldn't boot until I remove nomodeset in grub

Initially I wasn't able to boot from USB to install Ubuntu 15.10, therefore, I added nomodeset in GRUB and managed to installed Ubuntu. Afterwards, I installed Nvidia drivers (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hybrid graphics card black screen

When installing ubuntu 14.04.3 on my MSI GE72 with GTX960M with a DVD or a USB key I get a black screen. Many documentation suggest to replace in the Grub "quiet splash" with nomodeset. and it solves ...
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X server is now disabled. Restarted MDM error after forceinstalling Radeon driver

AMD Radeon HD 6550D -- Tl;dr: I was an idiot for forceinstalling a driver and none of the normal options to solve my problem help anymore. Thanks! -- Background: Whenever I pressed the 0 button my ...
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Screen flickering with Ubuntu 15 on MSI PE 60 2QE

My new MSI PE60 2QE laptop mounts an Intel Integrated Graphics Chipset 5600 connected to a Samsung 156HL01-102 display. The display works perfectly when I boot with the "nomodeset" parameter in the ...
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How do I make the disk decryption password prompt show up on my DVI-D monitor with an AMD video card?

I have a Dell box running Ubuntu 15.04. Because it's a work machine, its disk if fully encrypted, and therefore the system requires a disk decryption password at boot time. Because I needed to ...
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G751JY after 14.04 LTS installation stuck at booting (purple screen)

I'm not really experienced with Ubuntu and currently stuck with the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my new Asus G751JY which came with Win8 preinstalled. After deleting all pre-made partitions ...
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system is running in low graphics mode - Need help installing Graphics Card Drivers

Hi I'm having issues with Ubuntu 14, my computer is configured to dual boot with Ubuntu and Win 7. I haven't had any luck getting Ubuntu to get along with my AMD Radeon HD 7870 graphics card. I have ...
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Fixing graphic card driver after starting in nomodeset

after installing the last update nothing worked anymore, icons and menubar where pixelated, system didn't react to nothing. I decided to reinstall, I planned to do that for quite some time... After ...
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Ubuntu 14.04. Alternative to nomodeset? Second screen is not detected. Which graphic drivers to use?

I read many threads that deal with this or similar issues, however, I did not manage to solve my problem yet. Here is the problem: I received a Dell Precision M4800 that came with Windows 7. I wanted ...
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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 boots black screen blinking cursor after install? [closed]

I've edited GRUB with different nomodeset parameters but cannot boot past black screen with cursor?
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nomodeset no longer working

I've always needed to set nomodeset on my machine on first boot before installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers (GT340 graphics card), which has always been easily achieved via the LiveCD's Boot ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 off a Live USB causes black screen [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 on a USB stick fails to boot and instead shows a black screen. The computer is a Packard Bell iMedia MC-2569 with a SPARKLE GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GPU, an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ ...
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Black screen and later garbled screen after installation 14.04, where should I begin?

Just a foreword, this is my first foray into anything Linux related. Please forgive me if my lingo isn't up to par. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 last night. After I removed the installation disk ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...