After my video card failed, I used the on-board video on the
motherboard. That changed caused the GRUB boot-time to not output a
readable signal by the monitor. (blank screen) Using the app Startup
Manager I set the advanced options for 800x600. That returned me to a
viewable selection of kernels, memory tests and boot windows options,
but not GRUB Recovery mode(s). After a week the vid card maker sent me a
replacement video card. I installed it, and switched the BIOS from
video-internal to pci-e (it's an EVGA 9500GT a pci-e device).
On boot if I select Recovery mode, the screen still blanks and after a
moment a message flashes by (VGA=769 is deprecated) and a bunch of words
that go by way too quickly to read. I tried to take a photo, but it's
way too fast. Is there a way to edit grub.config to slow that down or
find the logfile with that error message?
After that VGA= message, the screen blanks. However, I can push the
Enter (CR) key, and that starts the "Resume Normal Boot" function. So,
presumably pressing the up or down cursor keys would take me somewhere
in the GRUB recover options. Which I don't do, without being able to see
what I am selecting. I have tried the one I know from memory: Resume
I have manually updated the GRUB with sudo update-grub. All went well at
Anybody know how to return my system to normal????
I continue to have this problem in Precise Pangolin 12.04. I first
posted this message at Ubuntuforums.org in Nov. 2009.