I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit today and I sat on the internet most of the day after installation. I shut the computer down and went bowling with my family. When I came back, I turned on my computer and it came to the boot screen as usual, but then the screen went black and stayed black. Can this be solved or do I have to install Ubuntu 13.04. My dad does not know about this and I do not want to get yelled at for an hour, so I need an answer before midnight mountain time, otherwise I will install Ubuntu 13.04 so I won't get yelled at in the morning.
Here is my solution, one of the programs must be the cause. I reinstalled Ubuntu and I did not install any programs, I just rebooted after logging in. It came to the login just fine. You need to install one program at a time until you get to that one program that makes the whole OS go screwy. That is my only suggestion, I hope this helps.
I had sorta same issue.
Have Lenovo W520. Put the video card to be in discrete mode and disabled optimus from BIOS.
I installed ubuntu 13.10 64bit and the computer would hang. Nvidia 304 or 319 alike...
I then put 'acpi_backlight=vendor' onto the the linux line (the one refering to vmlinuz), and the boot never hanged. hope this helps somebody!