Black screen when starting Ubuntu

Posted by peter on Sunday, January 12, 2014

Today I started up my Ubuntu laptop and the login screen was all black. I could see the cursor arrow but everything else was black. The laptop is dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu and I quite recently changed from Linux Mint to Ubuntu. A quick lookup with Uncle Google pointed me to this page, My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? If your system is dual boot. So it was quite easy to fix and since I have Nvidia graphics card I just followed these steps:

  1. In the GRUB menu at startup, press e; then,
  2. Use the arrow keys to replace quiet splash with no splash or nomodeset.
  3. Then press the Ctrl+x key combination to boot.

That’s it. Now everything is fine and dandy

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