Kubuntu 12.04 Live CD needs nomodeset

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Ocky, Apr 28, 2012.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

    May 6, 2006
    George, S.Africa
    Something must have changed in 12.04 because I needed the nomodeset boot option in order to properly boot the live cd - otherwise black screen with blinking cursor.
    What are the chances of the nomodeset boot option not being required when I install 12.04 to disk, or perhaps being added automatically ?
    Also will it become unnecessary once the nvidia drivers are installed ?

    (To add the nomodeset option edit the grub file in /etc/default as follows:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset")

    OK - all's well. Installed to disk where 11.10 previously resided. Was surprised to see the latest nvidia driver
    was installed and working on first boot. Looks great and I am a happy triple booter. :)
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012
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