2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2017 1:59 PM by Intel Corporation

    Black screen booting new install of 16.04.3 Ubuntu Server on NUC6i7KYK


      I've just installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS (downloaded this morning) onto an Intel NUC6i7KYK. It starts to boot fine but then I suddenly just get a black screen. (connected via HDMI)


      If on the GRUB boot menu I choose the recovery mode and then select to resume boot from there (it warns me that some graphics drivers require a full boot and might fail) then I can boot to a prompt ok. Once I did that I did a sudo apt-get update / sudo apt-get upgrade to ensure everything is up to date but I still get the same behaviour.


      On the boot screen the last line before I get a black screen (and the monitor goes to sleep as it thinks it has no input) I can see says the following:

      switching to inteldrmfb from VESA VGA


      So it looks like there is some kind if graphics problem. I've tried searching for a fix but most reports of similar issues seem to indicate this should not be a problem on 16.04 LTS (kernel version 4.4).


      I had already upgraded the BIOS to version 00049 which is the latest available for this NUC on Intel's DownloadCentre.


      I'd appreciate any pointers on what to try next.