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sometimes blank screen on startup solved
« on: May 11, 2014, 01:07:37 PM »
 

intensate

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Hello all.
Once I installed it on my compaq mini 110 I have start up prob.
On restart or normal start the screen goes blank,I can hear it trying to load without success.
I have to restart it 3-10 times before I get the splash screen and it loads ok.


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Re: sometimes blank screen on startup
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 05:31:10 PM »
 

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Try this.

If computer boots to grub screen choices, highlight choice to boot LL and hit "e" for edit.  Then use arrow keys to navigate to line with "splash quiet" on it.  Immediately after "quiet" put a space, then type i915.modeset=0 and add another space if there is another word after it.  (You want one space before and after what you type if there are words on either side of it.)  Hit "Ctrl+X" or "F10" to save change and reboot.

If computer does not boot to a grub screen, then push and hold down the left shift key a few seconds after you power on the computer.  That should get the grub screen to show.  (If no luck, try repeatedly hitting the left shift key after power-up.)  When get grub, follow same steps above.

If that test works, make it permanent this way:

*  Open a terminal and type following to open /etc/default/grub file with text editor as root.
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gksu leafpad /etc/default/grub
*  Look for this line:
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
*  Change it to this:
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.modeset=0"
*  Save file, then close text editor

*  Still in the terminal, enter the following:
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sudo update-grub
*  Close terminal and reboot computer.
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Re: sometimes blank screen on startup
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 05:30:30 PM »
 

intensate

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Thanks .
I did what you said in terminal and it has sorted the problem out.
Thanks as this is the best os I have found for my netbook and I love the look of it too.
Just a tweak needed now to the wireless connection as it likes to default to ethernet first and I will be even more happy 
 

Re: sometimes blank screen on startup
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2014, 08:50:11 PM »
 

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You're welcome -- glad it worked out.

Please, go to your first post on thread and edit the title to show it as [Solved].  That will make it easier for others with similar problem to find solutions that worked.
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Re: sometimes blank screen on startup
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 09:40:52 AM »
 

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Hello!

To change the priority, right-click on the network icon, select 'Edit Connections', click the 'Wired' tab, highlight 'Wired connection 1', and click the 'Delete' tab. Until you plug in the Ethernet connection again, this should change your default to the wireless connection...

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Re: sometimes blank screen on startup solved
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 05:52:34 PM »
 

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I dont know if its a coincidence but vlc player stopped working after I fixed other problem!
would what I did in terminal affect it?
 

Re: sometimes blank screen on startup solved
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 09:35:11 PM »
 

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Hello!

Unless you're streaming something, the two should have nothing to do with one another.

There's something you can do, but I want to test it in a VM first...

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