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[Bug 1537904] Re: black screen on boot; boot unsuccessful


Bill, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better.

Could you please run the following command once from a terminal as it will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report:
apport-collect -p xorg 1537904

Please ensure you have the package xdiagnose installed, and that you
click the Yes button for attaching additional debugging information.

When reporting xorg related bugs in the future, please do so via the
above method. You can learn more about this functionality at

** Changed in: xorg (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Low

** Changed in: xorg (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  black screen on boot; boot unsuccessful

Status in xorg package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  xserver-xorg-video-nouveau used to work perfectly. Then I attached a
  2nd monitor and adjusted the settings (successfully, as I thought),
  but the next boot was to a black screen. I can only boot in recovery
  mode, and cannot access high resolution (1600 x 900).

  I gave up on the 2nd monitor, uninstalled and re-installed xserver-
  xorg-video-nouveau, then installed (and removed) in turn the three
  proprietary nvidia drivers, none of which worked. They are now purged,
  and xserver-xorg-video-nouveau reinstalled. I've looked for solutions
  on the web, but I'm at a complete loss. Thanks for any help you can

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: xorg 1:7.7+1ubuntu8.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-74.118-generic 3.13.11-ckt30
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-74-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: KDE
  Date: Mon Jan 25 12:47:46 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-07-18 (191 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
  SourcePackage: xorg
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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