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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 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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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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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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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 here,...
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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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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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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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Why do I briefly see a black srceen with white writing which then disappears when trying to install Ubuntu on an HP Pavilion G7?

I recently bought a HP Pavilion G7 laptop. I made a nice Ubuntu 11.10 USB using pendrivelinux. When I try to install it a black screen with white letters appears (like normally) but disappears again. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 11.10 on new laptop

I bought a Toshiba Sattellite L755D-12F two days ago with Windows 7. I wanted to install Ubuntu 11.10, but whenever I boot it from a live cd or USB I get a blank screen. Now i've seen similar topics ...
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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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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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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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Setting nomodeset to fix blank screen on boot breaks browser rendering

I have upgraded my wifes netbook (Novatech X10) from 10.04 to 12.04 and hit the same problem I had with 11.04 and 11.10 with the blank screen on boot. I can fix this by adding the nomodeset option to ...
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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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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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(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 cases,...
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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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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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Chmod-ing init on boot, can it be done in 16.04 LTS?

Had an issue with my 16.04 LTS desktop release involving a kernel panic as a result of a missing init file. I found a working solution for my problem. If I execute those commands from a liveCD ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Unity Crash

a week ago i had issue with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS After logging in the system just hanged... Anyway i decided to upgrade to 16.04 LTS then i ran into the first issue when the installer loads it just hangs ...
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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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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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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 ...