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by stroudmw
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Installing GhostBSD
Topic: Cannot install - black screen
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Cannot install - black screen

I really want to get this to work, so I've given it another try. I've now downloaded and verified a new iso, used: dd bs=4M if=GhostBSD-20.08.04.iso of=/dev/sdd status=progress && sync to burn it to a usb, and tried to install it on a different laptop (an HP ProBook 450 G2 with Intel Haswell-ULT Int...
by stroudmw
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Installing GhostBSD
Topic: Cannot install - black screen
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Cannot install - black screen

I just can't get the installer to finish! I get the selection screen then the splash screen - and then that's pretty much it. I've tried 20.04 on various USB sticks, as well as burning it to a DVD. I've tried both the Mate and XFCE Community editions. I suspect that my Video cards are the problem: D...
by stroudmw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General support
Topic: how to shutdown ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: how to shutdown ?

Thanks for getting back to me. I'll give that a try!
by stroudmw
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: General support
Topic: how to shutdown ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: how to shutdown ?

What I ended up doing was to create a fish shell script with "sudo poweroff" in it. I made it executable, and then created a shortcut to the desktop. So, I click on it to shutdown.

But there must be a more elegant solution...
by stroudmw
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General support
Topic: how to shutdown ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

how to shutdown ?

Hi, I'm new to BSD, although I used Linux (DG/UX) back in the late 1980s, and have been using Linux (mostly Debian) for about 5 years. I've just installed the latest (XFCE) version of GhostBSD. I've managed to install the Nvidia and Broadcomm drivers for this very old Dell Vostro 1719 laptop. The ma...