Comment 143 for bug 540801

Same issue here, fresh install of Natty - so new in fact that I just wiped my system and re-installed prior to writing this message. I get one or two seconds of black screen with a flashing cursor, then 10-15 seconds of black screen (sans cursor), then maybe the boot splash will appear for a brief moment, followed by my desktop.

 The workaround in comment #2 does not work for me, nor does the Lucid/Maverick "fix the big and ugly logo" method (which includes the steps from comment #2).

Occurs with both the default open source ATI driver and with fglrx.