Black screen after fresh install

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Black screen after fresh install

Postby kerryhall » 2018-01-02 08:28

Hi folks,

Fresh install of Debian 9.

I get the prompt for disk password, then just a black screen after that.

TTYs do not appear to be enabled by default.

Booting in safe mode also has no effect, still a black screen.

What shall I try now? How do I gather logs if the screen is blank?

Thanks!
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Re: Black screen after fresh install

Postby Lysander » 2018-01-02 08:59

kerryhall wrote:I get the prompt for disk password, then just a black screen after that.


Can you be more specific?

Also what are your specs and what DE did you choose? What gfx card?

kerryhall wrote:TTYs do not appear to be enabled by default.


No, they are not. You have to configure your login if you want to login via tty:

https://unix.stackexchange.com/question ... th-systemd

kerryhall wrote:Booting in safe mode also has no effect, still a black screen.

What shall I try now? How do I gather logs if the screen is blank?


You need to configure the GRUB file so you can get a verbose output

https://mike632t.wordpress.com/2015/05/ ... es-jessie/
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Re: Black screen after fresh install

Postby sgtpepper » 2018-01-19 21:57

I just installed Debian 9 on a MacBook Pro 2010 and had what may be the same issue. Since we still need more information first to give a specific response, if you are using a computer with an NVidia graphics card, particularly a MacBook Pro, the solution here https://askubuntu.com/questions/264247/proprietary-nvidia-drivers-with-efi-on-mac-to-prevent-overheating may work for you. Only try it if you the graphics card conditions are met though.

In my case, I ran update-grub through the Debian Live USB after inserting the GRUB configuration file into the file system on the local disk.

After I followed the instruction in the link above, I was able to reboot and everything worked normally. The proprietary drivers for my NVidia card worked as well after I installed them.

Again, this may work in your case, may not depending on your situation.
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