Black screen before login on boot

Chris kubuntu at
Tue Jun 19 22:59:21 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 18:36 -0400, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 June 2007, Chris wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I a few of the Ubuntu and Kubuntu systems boot up with a black
> > screen....nothing shows up until the login prompt, then everything is
> > ok.  I would think the last graphic issue that I should have is with the
> > initial boot process, before the GUI kicks in.  Any I idea what would
> > cause this?
> >
> > Chris
> Try removing the    "quiet splash"  from the kernel line of the grub  menu.lst
> and replacing it with  vga=normal
> There's some problem with your graphics resolution.... the above should at 
> least get you the boot messages and you can go from there.
THanks Bruce,
I'm going to try that now. Yeah I think your right..but what?  It's
running an Intel 845G (on board).  The refresh rate is pretty slow.

Is the "Quite splash" suppose to show nothing.  If now what is the
"quite splash" for?

Thanks for you response.

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