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P.H.:
I started using Lite 1.0.8 about 7 months ago, my first immersion into Linux/Ubuntu. I recently fooled with Lubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and Lite 2.0, figured I'm comfortable enough with Linux. I had problems with every one of those distros...mostly freeze ups, boot/startup problems and weird "scrambled" screens where I had to power off my pc altogether in order to fix it. With Lite 2.0 I had Firefox and XBMC issues, Lubuntu and XBMC didn't work, Ubuntu had me install hardware support then ceased to bootup.  I ended up reinstalling 1.0.8 and it is running like a dream. Stable, fast, smooth, not bulky...I didn't realize how well it works til I experimented with the other distros. 1.0.8 is awesome for the everyday desktop user, which is me. The slogan is true, "it just works"!

But my problem is...I can't get a grub menu to show up. I run sudo update-grub so I know my OS option is 6 arrow keys down but im looking at a black screen. My monitor says "frequency out of range" where the menu should be. Do I edit the settings thru gksudo leafpad command? The bootup/splash screen is my one fuss with LL.


Scott:
Hi P.H.

I didn't read the entire post but I think this link may help:

Fixing the black screen after grub boot-up
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/842

If that doesn't work try Googling the words "grub blank screen" or something similar
https://www.google.com/#q=grub+blank+screen

P.H.:
Excellent Scott(O)! Thank you very much. I have a text menu that automatically shows up now. This is the page that showed  me.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/161297/why-does-my-screen-blank-out-for-the-duration-of-the-grub-boot-menu

Scott:
Hi P.H.

Regarding this portion of the orginal post


--- Quote ---...I ended up reinstalling 1.0.8 and it is running like a dream. Stable, fast, smooth, not bulky...I didn't realize how well it works til I experimented with the other distros. 1.0.8 is awesome for the everyday desktop user, which is me. The slogan is true, "it just works"!

--- End quote ---

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the 3.8 kernel in LL 108 will reach its end of support life on 8-8-2014. Open a terminal and run the command hwe-support-status for more information.

Your options at this point would be to upgrade to LL2.0 (which you already tried and doesn't work for you), use the system as is with the end of life kernel (probably not the best choice), upgrade an LL108 install to the next supported kernel (more on this below), try an install of LL106 (uses the 3.2 kernel which is still supported).

Upgrading an LL108 install to the next kernel (also the same kernel in LL2.0) is probably a long shot considering LL2.0 didn't work well on your system but it's still an option. Who knows, it could work.

Again, sorry to have to deliver the bad news right after you find a good fit for your hardware.

~Scott

You can read more about it here
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=645.0

P.H.:
I'm familiar with that update. I will give it a go.

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