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Black screen with blinking cursor on boot. How do I access tty or something?

asked 2015-03-17 15:13:21 -0500

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updated 2015-03-17 23:08:44 -0500

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I did a fresh installation on my Pentium 4 PC with an Nvidia Geforce 9400GT. I know that the noveuou drivers are what cause this and I have to blacklist it. Please tell me how can I access the the terminal or anything at all?

Screen is black with a blinking cursor and takes no input, only gives beeps on key presses.

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Is there a way to bpacklist noveou and install nvidia drivers through a live USB?

RayDnafsa gravatar imageRayDnafsa ( 2015-03-18 01:28:09 -0500 )edit

You should read some of the questions here about installing nvidia drivers; that seems to be the actual problem you are trying to solve.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-03-19 13:53:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-03-17 15:22:39 -0500

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Ctrl-Alt-F2 to F6 for tty2-tty6
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the pc takes no input just keeps beeping on every keypress :/

RayDnafsa gravatar imageRayDnafsa ( 2015-03-18 01:26:42 -0500 )edit

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