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[SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« on: March 04, 2015, 02:24:15 PM »
 

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Worked fine before, I reinstalled Linux Lite, and now I'm sometimes getting blank screen with a mouse cursor instead of login screen, also when I lock screen. The only thing I can do is press power buton to shutdown computer.

I don't dual boot, and I disabled blank screen option, in power / lite locker settings and even in screensaver settings. Someone encountered it?
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Re: [SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 08:38:29 PM »
 

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Re: [SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 06:19:16 AM »
 

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Hi, it doesn't work. And I need session locking. I didn't really changed anything much from previous installation, something must have got corrupted during installation or something.
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 06:37:12 AM »
 

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Have you installed any drivers at all?
 

Re: [SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 06:50:07 AM »
 

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New drives? No. I just have a 3 partitions, first is for Linux Lite, second for swap, and third is a NTFS partition for data with checked "do not use this partition". I don't use separate home partition.

Btw, I followed Linux Lite's documentation, where you recommend mount point for a NTFS partition, I typed in /home/username/DATA. I ended up with default XFCE desktop and ugly icons... So I did another reinstall, the same happened. Then I did another, but this time, I left the "do not use this partition", and it booted up into default Linux Lite's desktop. But I doubt it has something to do with that, first I thought my USB stick was damaged. Some weird glitch though, I saw one thread about this on this forum somewhere, but it was unanswered.

If I have to reinstall system again, I will wait for Lite 2.4
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015, 06:52:54 AM »
 

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The question was drivers, not 'drives'.
 

Re: [SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 06:55:43 AM »
 

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Sorry, I saw drives.
No I didn't install any drivers.
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 07:00:36 AM »
 

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Do you know what video card/chipset you have?
 

Re: [SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2015, 07:03:47 AM »
 

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Re: [SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2015, 07:06:56 AM »
 

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Well you shouldn't need a video driver, I'll have to sleep on this one. You could go for reinstall, I doubt 2.4 is going to make a difference it's practically the same with newer software, settings, tweaks, etc. This time just mount any NTFS partitions on the root file system, eg. /myntfs
 

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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2015, 07:07:41 AM »
 

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Also make sure your downloaded iso matches the correct md5sum.
 

Re: [SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2015, 07:15:43 AM »
 

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Yeah I know, there aren't any proprietary (if I'm writting it right) drivers for me. I heard they work only on old kernels for X2300. I know, OK, thanks, I'll do that. Anyway, I did MD5 check.
 

Re: [SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2015, 11:40:05 AM »
 

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I had the same problem today, turned of the computer after running updates and when i turned it on again after a few hours i only saw a black screen. Left it there for over an hour but only saw black screen and mouse pointer. Had to use clonezilla to put back backup and now its running fine again.
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Re: [SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2015, 12:10:07 PM »
 

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Might post this in Terminal :

inxi -Gxx

& see what graphic card that you have  on computer .
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Re: [SOLVED] Blank Screen Instead of Login Screen
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2015, 01:30:07 PM »
 

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I had the same problem today, turned of the computer after running updates and when i turned it on again after a few hours i only saw a black screen. Left it there for over an hour but only saw black screen and mouse pointer. Had to use clonezilla to put back backup and now its running fine again.
Interesting... Do you know which update caused it? I reinstalled my system right when some new updates came out, so that's probably why I didn't have any problems before.

But I don't see anywhere more people reporting this bug...

Did you install the updates again, and it works now? Or you didn't install them?
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