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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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How do I set 'nomodeset' after I've already installed Ubuntu?

I know that editing the boot options line and adding 'nomodeset' solves my laptops problem during LiveCD mode, what I don't know is how to set it at boot up through Grub2 after I've installed Ubuntu. ...
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Unable to boot into 11.10 in normal (get a black screen) OR recovery (get just a flashing cursor, no cli)

Okay, so I had a dual boot of Tango Studio (based on Ubuntu 10.04) and Windows XP. Yesterday I downloaded the .iso for Ubuntu 11.10 and attempted to install from a USB (my BIOS won't normally boot ...
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ATI Radeon: nomodeset kernel parameter is necessary since I upgraded to kernel 2.6.38

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 I couldn't boot my system. After grub I had only a screwed up screen. I tried with a USB pendrive with Ubuntu 11.04 installed, just a black screen. I was helped and ...
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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 not resuming from suspend Zenbook UX32VD

this is the first time I installed Linux so I might be doing a few things wrong. I have Asus Zenbook UX32VD, I separated the SSD and HDD, left Windows 7 on the HDD and Installed Ubuntu (12.04 x86-64) ...
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Will the Driver Support for Intel HD Graphics be Improved in 12.10?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP Pavilion dv4 laptop. This is a core i7 machine with Intel HD graphics and also a separate nVidia VGA card. I had a lot of issues getting Ubuntu 12.04 working ...
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setting noapic , nolapic and nomodeset at time of installation results in non-responsive keyboard

I need to install NVidia drivers on my new desktop. For this I was told that while installing Ubuntu I should cross the options "noapic", "nolapic" and "nomodeset" so that nouveau drivers are not ...
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How to boot without 'nomodeset'?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, and am now trying to get it to run. In the grub menu, if I load it normally, all I get is a black screen. In order for it to boot successfully, I have to edit ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Install - Black Screen - No Grub - Have run Boot Repair Disk

Day 4 of my purgatory. History: Had problems with live CD at first, had to set the "nomodeset" option ... and then it worked fine. Installed Ubuntu "Alongside" Windows XP from live CD (NOT wubi) ...
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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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Set nomodeset in usb installation (efi loader with iso) [duplicate]

I'm working with the studyblast solution to creating a live USB on OS X. I managed to get Ubuntu booted but the screen looks like a corrupt/glitch image. I can just about make out the clock on the ...
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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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Black screen on a Dell inspiron 1501 with a Radeon Xpress 200M [closed]

When attempting to run the ubuntu 11.04 live CD on my wife's laptop, I consistently get a black screen with multicolored vertical bars - no video. This happens only when using kernel mode setting. ...
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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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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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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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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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12.04 installation leaves me with a blank screen, changing boot options doesn't help

The problem of seeing simply a blinker seems to be occurring quite frequently online, but I have not found any solution that has helped. I am trying to install from wubi, and previously I've had 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't get into nomodeset before selecting try ubuntu without installing [duplicate]

When I first select to boot from my usb, I get this page . How do i get into nomodeset
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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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Dual Monitor doesn't work if nomodeset is set

I had a problem that my laptop screen turned black as soon as the installation/Ubuntu starts. So after doing few searches I had to add nomodeset on startup which works on laptop monitor but then my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not boot even with nomodeset

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on an AMD athlon II x2 240 w/ 3 GB ram and an ATI Radeon HD5670. I'm having the problem of sudden slowdowns, which I think may be due to the graphics driver. I'm an Ubuntu ...
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Setting nomodeset (VESA graphics mode) through GRUB shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set nomodeset for installation? I'm installing Ubuntu Desktop AMD64. I've previously done this on the same system with the Alternate iso install because it uses a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Strange resolution on Ubuntu 11.10

I only just installed Ubuntu 11.10, so excuse me if this question is silly ;-) I have a Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile V655, nvidia 8200 graphics, and recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 using wubi. I had to ...
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Highlight the first entry and replace “quiet splash” with “nomodeset”-HOW DO I DO THAT? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set nomodeset for installation? The guide is from here: http://thedaneshproject.com/posts/ubuntu-11-04-blank-screen-on-boot-solved/ can someone explain to me how ...
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Problems after installing Ubuntu 11.10

I'm having trouble with Ubuntu 11.10. It has to do with nomodeset. After I boot into Ubuntu, it goes to a purple screen for about 10 seconds and then goes blank. After that nothing happens. I've read ...
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Kernel editing of my boot loader?

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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 freezes on “Loading initial ramdisk” when build in graphics card is disabled

I have fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 with graphic card from i5 and nvidia 650Ti and everything works fine(had to add nomodeset to grub as otherwise was getting same issue as i getting now after ...
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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 ...