I have Trusty and Precise installations affected by this. For me just one refresh usually is enough to fix it though. Also, sometimes the blackening doesn’t happen straight away but only once I start scrolling the page down to the comments section.
Höh, se kenkävideohan oli mielenkiintoinen, eikä mitenkään sisällötön. Kaikkia ei tietenkään kiinnosta, mutta se nyt pätee mihin tahansa aiheeseen.
Ihan toista kuin minun unien lomassa suunnittelemat ”loistavat” päivitykset, jotka aamulla haluan vain häpeissäni unohtaa mahdollisimman pian.
I’ve made some progress. By setting up an xorg.conf with a modeline for the external display, I got graphics on the (lightdm) login screen to show up on it. But the login input fields weren’t on this screen (it was just the background), so this was further evidence that there’s monitor misdetection going on (greeter/lightdm happily thinks it’s displaying the input fields on the broken internal LCD).
So I further tweaked xorg.conf to force X to ignore the internal display, and now I’ve got a working login screen back on the external display. I’ll attach my xorg.conf below; it is a satisfactory workaround.
This is why I dislike Schrödinger’s cat. For the Daily Mail kind of people, it’s a license to derive any macroscopic nonsense from QM, straight from the physicists themselves.
Pitäisi olla vain tyytyväinen, ettei se (vielä) ole Eurooppa Liiga.
Is there an error in Gnome’s percentage? Currently it’s 14.1% which should make it #2 on the list.
Is it just me, or is he doing a Chubby Bubbles Girl impression?
Further details: mouse cursor is briefly visible just prior to the black (login) screen. GDM does show up on the display, but in too big a resolution, so that I only get some of the grey background visible on screen and still have to log in blindly.
It occurred to me that with lightdm, the symptom appears as I would expect if it failed to do monitor detection properly and thinks it’s displaying the login screen on the (broken) internal display only. Well, apart from the funky ”login screen desktop background” phenomenon (which could be a separate issue though).
(Just to be clear: this same combination of broken internal + working external display did display the login screen correctly on the external one in Precise.)
This is a laptop with a broken internal display (”LVDS1” in xrandr output), and therefore connected to a working external LCD (”VGA1”).
After upgrading from Precise to Trusty, boot ends with a black screen (on the external display). The greeter sound effect is played. Typing my password (I’m the sole user) does log me in, and brings up the desktop on the display.
So the login functionality is there, just the visuals are missing. And they do flash by (corrupted) when the desktop is loading; if I set automatic login for myself, I get a desktop with the login screen as the background image (I’ll attach a screenshot).
There are existing, similar reports but all with subtle differences from this (such as Bug #1252748, where the user only gets black screen half the time) or too vague for me to claim to be the same issue with certainty (such as Bug #1242213). A lightdm restart (such as in Bug #969489) doesn’t fix this (i.e. black screen still after lightdm restart).
I’m not sure whether this is a lightdm issue or a unity-greeter one, so my reporting this against the latter is just a guess.