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Linux mint 17 black screen

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    Linux mint 17 black screen


    Last night I did a bunch of updates on my Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player client. Updates seemed to go well. Now when I start it goes to black screen, do see the logo first. Any way to recover or do I have to re-install?

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  2. #2


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    Oh man, looking like re-install. Jimbo where are you? Help!
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    Did you upgrade to 17.1 ?
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    Don't really know as I can't get into it. I used the tray shield to look for and apply updates, would assume it was upgrading to latest release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Don't really know as I can't get into it. I used the tray shield to look for and apply updates, would assume it was upgrading to latest release.
    I'm asking because when I installed 17.1, it took 3 tries of rebooting until I got the desktop on the screen. My guess is it downloaded and installed GPU drivers in mean time. When I checked, proper AMD drivers were installed and that was not the case with 17.0, just some generic ones.
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  6. #6


    Hi Popeye

    There were a few grub-2 updates recently... I assume those did not install properly.

    Easiest way I find is to run LiveCD, download Grub customizer:

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    Once installed, run this command:

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    (it runs grub-install...)
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    I did the same updates yesterday and had no issues... It doesn't help but. I would also boot from a CD and reinstall GRUB as needed.
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  8. #8


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    Thanks for all the replies! Just went ahead and installed 17.1 Cinnamon, at least now I know it is clean. Appreciate the help.
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