How do I fix blinking cursor in Ubuntu?
Here are a few quick tips for remedying the above blinking cursor after Ubuntu installation issue:
- Remove all unnecessary drives.
- Install Ubuntu from the non-writable media to the target boot drive.
- Remove installation media.
- Attach any required drives.
How do I fix blinking cursor in Linux?
Steps I took to troubleshoot and finally fix this was as follows:
- Boot to blinking cursor.
- Press ctrl+alt+f[key] to enter into ubuntu’s tty virtual console screen, where key is anything between 2-6, in my case I did ctrl+alt+f2.
- Login using your username and password to gain access into the terminal.
How do I get into Ubuntu?
With BIOS, quickly press and hold the Shift key, which will bring up the GNU GRUB menu. (If you see the Ubuntu logo, you’ve missed the point where you can enter the GRUB menu.) With UEFI press (perhaps several times) the Escape key to get grub menu.
Why does my Ubuntu boot screen have a blinking cursor?
It gets past Grub and then stops at a blank screen and blinking cursor. From what I’ve read, this blinking cursor screen is presented by Ubuntu itself and not Grub, so I assume the boot process gets halted for some reason.
What to do when you get black screen with blinking cursor?
First, at the black screen with the cursor in the top-left (which wasn’t blinking in my case), I followed this answer and pressed Ctrl + Alt + F1 to show a terminal, and logged in with my username and password. That answer suggests running sudo service lightdm –full-restart, but the command only gave me an error.
Why is my Ubuntu open to a black screen?
I upgraded my Ubuntu OS from 12.10 to 13.04 and after the process of upgrading it via Software Updater, it requested me to restart the computer. I rebooted and on boot I proceeded to a purple screen with Ubuntu text and 5 dots below it and continued to a blank black screen with a blinking underscore character (_).
Is there a problem with the mouse cursor in Ubuntu?
I installed Ubuntu today and since the first start up I have a problem with the mouse cursor. It starts randomly disappearing and flickering a lot. I have searched for a solution on Google and here but didn’t find anything.