My netbook flashes white at startup, on and off. there is no recovery mode when i press escape.

Asked by andrew popalis on 2010-06-13

I have an Eee PC netbook with ubuntu installed. Today I attempted to start up the netbook and the wallpaper is visible but the screen flashes on and off with a white(ish) color. When I attempt to restart in recovery mode, I press the "ESC" key but I do not have a recovery mode option. What do I do?

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I had this and ended up having to boot to recovery root console and deleting the ~/.g* and ~/.config folders. This will pretty much remove all the configs for gnome and many other apps but you will get a desktop.

You hold SHIFT at boot to see the grub meu

andrew popalis (popalis) said : #3

holding shift at boot worked, but i can't figure out how to stop the flashing screen. any ideas?

andrew popalis (popalis) said : #4

"boot to recovery root console" is a little technical for me. what does this mean?

Hold shift at oot, select recovery mode then select root

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