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> ubuntu sounds like it loads but nothing on the screen
firemaster
post Apr 4 2009, 11:10 AM
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Hello guys and i expect some dolls
first time trying to fix a linux ubuntu notebook, and in need of some help. i work with windows in my job so am not a total muppet where computers are concerned but, linux is totally new to me and im at a loss with a problem i have

so let me tell you the story (said in a max bygraves voice)
ubuntu 8.04.1

a user has had a elonex notebook for a year and not used it, she finally dragged it out the cupboard and turned it on. it goes through the motions of turning on, passes the bios screen, startup comes up and the ubuntu logo with the progress bar, progress bar goes from left to right, screen goes blank and you can hear a sound from the notebook (like tom tom drums. thats how it stays, if you hit the escape key you also hear the same sound but nothing on the screen.
looked in the grub been in recovery mode not helped, the rest of the grub menu i didnt want to play with and make matters worse.

that is basically it, i was going to reload ubuntu but could not get the usb pen bootable and i do not have a usb cdrom.

just logged in when at the blank screen, this has logged in and the jungle sounds came through the speakers so i would say that i am most proberbly at the desktop for that user now but still nothing on the screen

if this was windows i would say driver issue, but this is linux does linux have drivers?
how do you reload them if they do?


any help much appreciated

thankyou welly muchly

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post Apr 4 2009, 02:22 PM
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linux does have drivers but they are called modules. I am not real familiar with Ubuntu but you should be able to boot to a recovery mode from the grub menu which will boot without running x. The following
command will reconfigure the x server.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
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post Apr 4 2009, 03:08 PM
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linux does have drivers but they are called modules. I am not real familiar with Ubuntu but you should be able to boot to a recovery mode from the grub menu which will boot without running x. The following
command will reconfigure the x server.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

tried that still no go
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