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General => Installation issues => Topic started by: ryuma on July 25, 2010, 12:09:49 pm

Title: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ryuma on July 25, 2010, 12:09:49 pm
Hello,

I passed the step of configuration of the screen resolution, and the sound is ok, but after 12 steps, It seems to be blocked on a black screen with the mouse pointer, and it does nothing ?

What can I do ? thanks
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: rperre on July 25, 2010, 05:56:42 pm
Try a reboot, if you don't want to "hard" reboot with the button, just login to tty2 and type sudo reboot

where were you in the wizard with Sarah? did you complete it and then it went black?
a little more info would be nice to help troubleshoot.

Richard
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ryuma on July 25, 2010, 06:31:08 pm
Try a reboot, if you don't want to "hard" reboot with the button, just login to tty2 and type sudo reboot
where were you in the wizard with Sarah? did you complete it and then it went black?
a little more info would be nice to help troubleshoot.
Richard

I already tried a reboot, it does not work.

linuxmce 8.10, downloaded with bittorrent

Kubuntu
> Starting NFS common utilities (fail)
> Exporting directories for NFS Kernel daemon (ok)
> Starting NFS kernel daemon (take a long time)(ok)
>... starting samba (fail)
>...
> kinit: no resume image,doing normal boot...
> restarting OpenBSD secure shell server sshd...done. (long time)
> starting core services please be patient
> intalling mssql client
> installing ffmpeg
> installing firefow
> regeneration orbiter 21  (rendering screen 6 of 8)

I don't see step 7, just the mouse pointer in a black screen.

 It's before Sarah, I don't see her.
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ryuma on July 27, 2010, 08:36:52 am
No idea ? Could it be better if I use the last snapshot ?
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: purps on July 27, 2010, 10:50:35 am
What hardware is this on?

And yes, try the latest snapshot.
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ryuma on July 27, 2010, 11:08:46 am
Pentium3 celeron with 1Gb ram, 40GB HDD.
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: purps on July 27, 2010, 12:24:59 pm
Do you ever have problems installing "normal" distros on it, i.e. do you usually have to add in boot options and things?
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ryuma on July 27, 2010, 12:50:25 pm
It was used without problème with windows XP, and kubuntu works fine before the install of linuxmce
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: purps on July 27, 2010, 02:58:26 pm
This is a hybrid install right, as opposed to a MD netboot?

Have you tried just waiting? It will probably take AGES on that hardware to sort itself out, trying booting it again and leaving it for at least an hour.

Failing that, I would just try the latest snapshot (but remember to wait wait wait, the installation process can be long).
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ryuma on July 27, 2010, 04:22:00 pm
hybrid : do you mean windows and linux ? No, fresh install.

I already wait 1h, but maybe you are wright, I could wait an all night long.
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: Techstyle on July 27, 2010, 05:25:04 pm
Can you tell us what graphics card/chipset you have and do you have 2 NIC's?
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: purps on July 27, 2010, 05:35:14 pm
hybrid : do you mean windows and linux ? No, fresh install.

I already wait 1h, but maybe you are wright, I could wait an all night long.

Hybrid refers to a standalone/initial installation, it's a core and MD combined (nothing to do with Windoze).

MD refers to netbooting (diskless, no HDD required), off the hybid/core over the network.
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ryuma on July 27, 2010, 06:41:26 pm
it's just the core, installed with iso of linuxmce, on a 40GB HDD
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ryuma on July 28, 2010, 10:23:23 am
I tried all the night, but same thing this morning : black screen with mouse pointer.

I'm gonna try last snapshot.
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: purps on July 28, 2010, 10:50:47 am
Answer Techstyle's question.
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ThackeG67 on July 29, 2010, 08:46:30 am
I hope someone's gonna give the best solution to this issue. I need more ideas and suggestions cause I have the same trouble also. Help guys!!
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ryuma on July 29, 2010, 08:48:58 am
have you already tried last snapshot ? I'll try this week-end.
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: purps on July 29, 2010, 11:29:51 am
Thacke, if you could please provide a little more information? i.e. hardware, what you've tried, how long you've waited, is it a hybrid install, MD install, have you tried rebooting, etc.
Title: Re: black screen with mouse pointer
Post by: ryuma on July 31, 2010, 11:40:43 am
Good news : installation is ok with last snapshot (27 july 2010)