Bricked pc after otherwise flawless 11.1 install

Asked by Christian Johansen on 2012-03-13


I just installed 11.1 yesterday and decided to run it alongside my Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
After the install, I was taken to the Ubuntu desktop, and everything seemed fine. I only got to tinker around for about a minute before I had to leave the laptop, so I flipped it down putting it on standby, and when I came back later to continue, my computer was non responsive.

I've tried shutting it completely off, but when I then power it back on, the status lights on my laptop come on as usual, but the screen stays all black, so I can't do anything at all.

Any ideas?


- Christian

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What video chip do you use?
Does the system have a make and model?

How did you power off the system...?

Not sure about the video chip, but I'm on an Asus Eee PC 1000 HE. 1,6 GHz, 1 GB RAM.
I just flipped the screen down and thus put it on standby. When I flipped the screen up again and pressed a random key, nothing happened. I then held down the power button for 10 seconds, waited a minute, and powered back on, but it still won't show anything but a black screen.

Hardpower offs are not good for your hardware. If you hold SHIFT at boot do you see grub?


> _>

So my cat just walked across my keyboard and must've increased the brightness. It certainly brought the screen to life.

Sorry! Thanks for the quick replies though! ;-)