black screen after log in

Asked by pete

I Went through the whole installation process of ubuntu 8.10 and everything worked fine.


 Once I set my user name and password and logged on then bam my screen goes totally black?

So I went through the process of uninstall and re-install of the it all and once again when i logged in bam the screen went black?

 I wanted so badly to try this software and use it before I purchase a new computer and decide if i want ignorant windows or get linux..

 It's as if the user interface is not even there once you log in?

 So can anyone help me with this?

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Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said :

Can you boot in recovery mode ? When you start the computer, at some point it should propose to get into the GRUB menu by pressing ESC.

Then choose the 2nd boot option (recovery mode) and choose to go into the root prompt.

From there type:
lspci | grep VGA

and copy that result here.

That will tell us the graphic adapter you have.

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pete (pete-65426) said :

My graphic adapter is a

  Intel 8284 SG/GL/GE/PE/GV graphics control

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Have you already tried to install via command line the


Press ctlr+alt+f2 make login with your user and password then type:

sudo apt-get update

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter

Then type:

sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

and to reboot your pc type:

sudo reboot

Hope this helps

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