[lubuntu-devel] Black screen with flashing cursor

Walter Lapchynski wxl at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 20 02:56:02 UTC 2016

I've seen issues like this when the media itself does not match. Make sure
to not only check the downloaded iso against the published hashes but also
either independently check the media or run the check on the installation
media in the boot menu.
On Apr 18, 2016 11:25, "Jan Holtman" <oulik.jan at gmail.com> wrote:

> I found a strange bug on the daily build versions of Lubuntu 16.04 When
> booting from a live USB on some older machines Lubuntu 16.04 does not boot
> through, I just get a blinking cursor. I have tried this on 3 different
> machines, The nomodeset setting seems to kind of solve the problem, but
> then only one monitor can get used. On one of the machines that I tested
> the font looks weird. It is not an ideal solution. All the machines which
> had those problems are older machines TXXXX series processor, like T2400,
> T5500 etc. Lubuntu is ideal for older machines
> I found out that running Xubuntu on the exact same machines both the 64
> and 32 bits versions don’t have this problem. Lubuntu 15.10 is also running
> fine on those machines. Also the video card can be ATI based, or Intel
> GM945 or Nvidia
> Perhaps this bug can be rectified with the final release. I helped several
> people with Lubuntu on their old XP machines and now this is unfortunately
> happening.
> Best regards,
> Jan Holtman
> oulik.jan at gmail.com <1%3Aoulik.jan at gmail.com>
> <2%3Ajan.holtman at live.com>
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