after install of Ubuntu 10.* and 11.* blank screen on Dell XPS 8300

Asked by Jeremy Bundgaard on 2012-04-27

I have tried MANY MANY posted solutions on the vast number of posted solutions; some seem to work, but after some restart the solutions never permanently stick...

system hardware:

XPS 8300
PROCESSORS 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2600 processor (3.4GHz with 8MB Cache)
HARD DRIVE 1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
VIDEO CARD Nvidia® Geforce® GT530
OPTICAL DRIVE Blu-ray Combo Drive (8X BD-R, DVD+/-RW) with DVD+R double layer write capability
TBU Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
WIRELESS Dell 1501 Wireless-N PCIe Card
USB 3.0 Standard USB 2.0 + 10/100/1000 Ethernet
SOUND CARD THX® TruStudio PC™
MODEM No Dial Up Modem Option

symptoms:
after install; the grub menu comes up as expected, I boot in normally and get a blank light purple screen.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Add the boot option:

nouveau.blacklist=1 nvidia.blacklist=1

You will boot with the nv driver, you can then uninstall the proprietary driver then reboot. You can then reinstall the driver and should be ok.

Proprietary video drivers rarely survive release changes and it's a good idea to uninstall them before you reboot afer an upgrade

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