Just discovering Linux.
I ran into a problem the moment i installed 11.1. The GUI wouldn’t show up (ctrl+alt+f2 yeilded a black screen with a blinking underscore).
Failsafe worked fine, though.
So, i tried entering, one by one, every parameter that was entered in the failsafe boot options. Entering ‘x11failsafe’ gave me a flawless GUI. So, i opened the ‘/boot/grub/menu.lst’ file and added this parameter in the ‘showopts’ of the normal mode, to make it permanent.
Fine. Now, what exactly have i done?
Note- I use an NVidia 8000 series Graphic card. I’ll post more details if you need them.
PS- These threads talk about the same issue, but i can’t see a solution (if, indeed, there is a problem):
Blank Unless x11failsafe
Can only Boot x11failsafe