03-20-2012 07:56 AM
Hello, I m the lucky owner of a lenovo thinkpad T420. My screen remains black with blacklighting on when I try to boot with a linux live cd, I can t see the desktop nothing. I tried with an external screen , same result. And when I reboot the computer with windows everything seems normal. Please Help Me !
I tried to use Ubuntu distribution
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03-20-2012 09:40 AM - edited 03-20-2012 09:41 AM
Hello and welcome,
Have you tried booting in text mode, or with one of the optional VGA modes?
Do you see scrolling text during boot, then a black screen at the end? Ubuntu does that on one of my machines until I tap the enter key. Then the desktop appears.
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03-21-2012 01:15 PM
Also, what Ubuntu version or Live CD distrobution are you using? The reason I ask is because it should be relatively new. For example, there should be no issue with anything released from Oct/Nov last year to date. Try Fedora 16 or Ubuntu 11.10 or Linux Mint 12. Any of those should work.