[lubuntu-users] Booting into the dreaded black screen . . . pedal to the metal
nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Tue May 10 11:59:24 UTC 2016
Thanks, Peter, for this explanation
Den 2016-05-10 kl. 09:13, skrev Peter Golis:
> Hello Nio,
> Part of email with information related to PPC (IBM PowerPC architecture
> used for example in ancient Apple machines) was for Fritz.
> So, do you had seen grub black and white screen? if yes, then you can
> select _/recovery mode/_ using arrow keys, and boot to text mode. Once
> done and you will see prompt press ENTER for maintenance. Just press
> enter, and you will see prompt /root at hostname#/ and you can check your
> video card type. It will be listed in output of command /lspci/. If that
> card is i8XX or i9XX, you can connect cable connection and follow
> commands apt update and apt full-upgrade to have new packages installed.
> If that card will be different, just write in response full line with
> your video adapter from /lspci/ command.
> Of course, there are also other posibilites how to enter
> recovery/maintenance mode, but not so much easy as to press escape and
> use arrow keys followed by enter.
> PS: Cmdline /text/ was only alias. Correct boot parameter for kernel was
> /vga=text/, with optional removal of aliases /silent/ and /splash/. But
> that was used only if grub had not prepared menu entry "_recovery mode_".
> > Od: Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com>
> > Komu: Peter Golis <golisp at centrum.sk>
> > Dátum: 10.05.2016 08:38
> > Predmet: Re: [lubuntu-users] Booting into the dreaded black screen .
> . . pedal
> > CC: <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com, este.el.paz at gmail.com,
> Lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Hello Peter,
> When you wrote this mail to me, did you think of PC or PPC or both?
> I think too, that it should often work in text mode, but there are
> problems with systemd, that it works with either graphics mode or text
> mode. I found this link:
> The boot option 'text' does not work for me in newer systems.
> sudo nano /etc/default/grub
> Look for a line that starts with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT,
> and comment out that line by prepending # sign.
> This will disable the initial splash screen, and enable verbose
> mode(i.e., showing the detailed booting procedure).
> Then change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" to:
> Next, uncomment the line that says "#GRUB_TERMINAL=console".
> Save and update-grub
> For systemd-enabled desktop only: If your desktop uses systemd
> (e.g., for Debian 8 or later or Ubuntu 15.04 or later), there is
> one additional step needed. That is to change the default target
> from "graphical" target to "multi-user" target. Skip this step
> if your desktop does not use systemd.
> $ sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target
> You can always revert to desktop boot later by restoring GRUB config
> file and running:
> $ sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target
> At this point, your desktop should boot into the command line when you
> reboot it.
> Best regards
> Den 2016-05-10 kl. 08:14, skrev Peter Golis:
> > Hello Nio,
> > Pres Escape key several times util GNU GRUB table will be shown. If that
> > grub black and white table will be visible, you can install missing
> > device driver in text mode. Yust confirm as video driver for old Intel
> > graphic cards looks reanimated:
> > Hello Fritz,
> > According to your deleted email, each of this email have appended
> > signature of this mailing list. So, simply click on link which is on
> > line 'Modify settings or unsubscribe at', locate second link
> > 'Lubuntu-users Archives' and click on it. You will see simple table.
> > Click on March 2016, view by date and fourth email sent by me will have
> > that parameters which can enable hibernation and correct initialization
> > of video adapter in Apple PPC machines. Once done, and you want to fix
> > that, come to me and confirm if you are booting computer using your
> > favorite grub or yaboot which is standard on PPC architecture. But you
> > will need to provide also output of some commands which I had not seen
> > from you even you was asked several times. Do you ever have Linux?
> > Peter.
> > ______________________________________________________________
> > > Od: Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com>
> > > Komu: lubuntu user list <lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>,
> > > Dátum: 09.05.2016 22:02
> > > Predmet: [lubuntu-users] Booting into the dreaded black screen . . .
> > pedal to the metal
> > >
> > On 05/09/2016 10:37 AM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> > > If you have people affected by black screen, or no X starting,
> or no
> > > lightdm starting, with Intel card, could you advise them to
> > > this package, reboot, and see if it's working (and report back) ?
> > >
> > > This should affect only fresh install, upgrade should be fine (as
> > this
> > > package was included in previous releases).
> > My 999 megahertz machine has been booting to a black screen since
> > Lubuntu 15.10, and it still happened with 16.04. So I assumed that
> > machine can no longer be used. Even the latest 14.04 now boots to a
> > black screen on it.
> > How can one install a package when the live system boots to a black
> > screen?
> > There is no console mode visible, and no wireless yet (because the
> > passphrase has yet to be entered, and cannot be entered).
> > --
> > Sincerely,
> > Aere
> > @Aere:
> > Possibly there is no correlation, but I have Lubuntu 16.04 running very
> > nicely on my PPC G4 iBook 933 MHz w/646 MB RAM . . . circa '04ish.
> > Probably I needed to use some "boot params" to get the radeon card
> > "recognized" . . . but, in PPC we are "used" to needing some "words"
> > with the Yaboot second screen . . . . You should be able to get Lubuntu
> > 16 going??? You just need some magic words to mumble over it . . .
> > different words are needed for different video cards, etc.
> > F
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