I have a Dell Inspiron 660s with an HDMI monitor. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and after I choose "Install Ubuntu" from the boot menu, the screen shuts off and I can't see anything. How do I get the Ubuntu installer to work with an HDMI monitor?

  • Posted by apfelsine as an answer: "are you using an intel integrated graphics or some PCIe videocard?" – gertvdijk Jan 26 '13 at 23:12
  • It's the onboard video, so I'm assuming Intel integrated graphics. – Cerin Jan 27 '13 at 2:42
  • Can you try the nomodeset option as described in My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Also, you tagged the question with wubi, but the body of your post seems to indicate you're not running Wubi. Please clarify. – gertvdijk Jan 29 '13 at 12:37

I ended up just using the Mythbuntu installer, which seems to use a slightly different image and boot settings and works fine with HDMI. By default, it only installs a stripped down XFCE desktop, but installing the ubuntu-desktop and gnome-shell packages installs the normal Unity/Gnome desktop.

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