Linux Mint 13 - Black screen fix (live USB)

Recently I switched from Ubuntu to Linux Mint 13 on my HP mini netbook. Unfortunately I encountered a  'black-screen problem' similar to the one I already knew from Backtrack 5 (http://ubuntu-skype.blogspot.co.at/2012/07/backtrack-5-black-screen-after-startx.html ).

The solution was:

press TAB
add to the line  "..... ...... .... quiet splash "one of the following (depending on your chip set of your video card):

radeon.modeset=1
i915.modeset=1

If that does not work for you try to add "driver=intel". E.g. quiet splash i915.modeset=1 driver=intel.


I had success with that. Hope it works for you too!

Comments

  1. This worked for me, but how do I permanently store this edit?

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  2. Hi.

    I am afraid as long as you use the live USB, you need to change the settings on every boot.

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    1. You can make the changes on the USB itself, so it will be permanent without having to change on every boot, just edit this file:

      USB/boot/grub/grub.cfg

      You can add your options there :)

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