[Durham] Small graphics issue with Nvidia drivers

Barry Titterton titterton.barry at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 18:49:53 UTC 2014

On 31/03/14 19:55, Martin Ward wrote:
> On 31/03/14 17:11, Barry Titterton wrote:
>> The problem is when I start the machine, after the BIOS text screen, the
>> screen now goes black with only the following two lines of text on the
>> screen:-
>> Ubuntu 13.10 <name> tty1
>> <name> login:
>> (Where <name> is the ID of the machine)
>> I then wait for approx 30 seconds, without touching the keyboard, and
>> the machine will eventually go to the normal log-in screen. I can then
>> log-in to Unity as normal, and everything works fine.
> It sounds like some operation is timing out: eg detecting hardware,
> mounting a drive or something.
> The log file (usually /var/log/messages) should tell you where
> in the boot process the pause occurred and which operation timed out.
Hi Martin,

Google tells me that Ubuntu stopped using /var/log/messages around about 
11.04, it now dumps everything into syslog. I cannot see anything 
obvious in syslog, but I do not know how to 'read' syslog so I could 
easily be missing something relevant.


More information about the Durham mailing list