Recently upgraded to 22.04 on my desktop, it was running fine until the other morning. At the login screen I put in my password and the screen just goes black. I've tried leaving it for a few minutes to see if it was just being slow but nope.

Steps taken since then:

  • change from xorg to Wayland and the reverse
  • Tried reinstalling the login manager
  • Checked to see if the issue was the xorg config
  • Disconnected other drives (dual boot with windows and a storage hard drive)
  • Tried updating/reinstalling graphics card drivers

I can get into a TTY shell using crtl+alt+F5and everything seems ok. The windows side of the machine is working fine.

Eventually I resolved to just doing full erase and clean install. This didn't work either so I'm fresh out of ideas.

Any help would be very much appreciated :)

  • I have your problem too, but I can't fix it with bellow answer
    – Parisa.H.R
    Commented Aug 2, 2023 at 19:30

1 Answer 1


This happened to me as well on both my old (10 years) Ubuntu machines. It seems that is a common problem with Ubuntu 22.04, the 5.15.0-52 kernel and some older machines, but don't quote me on that.

Some machines are affected at the login while others when waking from suspend. Upgrading to the 5.18.0 kernel seems to fix the issue (check the last message).

In the meantime, I managed to get my PCs back to work by disabling the GPU drivers via nomodeset, here's how to do that:

First, log into a TTY shell and access the GRUB configuration file

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

and replace the value of GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX: from empty string "" to "nomodeset" as follows




then save the file and update GRUB with

sudo update-grub

Finally, reboot and you should be able to login.

  • 1
    Thanks! This worked for me. I have Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS with Kernel 6.2.0 Commented Aug 17, 2023 at 6:53
  • This also works on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS with 6.5.0-35 kernel
    – vtm11
    Commented May 15 at 9:24

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