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Asus Eee Pc 900A Linux

My Computer was working perfectly well. I had just turned it off and then I decided to turn it on again. But when I turned it on it says Turning Computer on then it goes to a black screen with a white blinking typing line then the screen turns dark blue then black again. I do not have any idea what is going on.

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    It says "system booting up," then cuts to a black screen with a blinking cursor. The "X" shows up in the middle of the screen, which shows that it's about to load the UI, and then it blacks out and starts all over again.

    It worked right out of the box, I installed the updates, and then when I went to reboot this happened.

    I bought the thing literally half an hour ago. AHH!

  • susanlyneis Jan 03, 2009

    Appears to turn on then _ blinks in top left hand corner, screen then just blinks.

  • jdcheek Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same problem. After updates the computer blinks on and off.

  • amoonlit Jan 11, 2009

    i have the same problem.  i dont know how to reboot either since there is no cd drive.  

  • dvalenzuela1 Jan 11, 2009

    im having the same problem if you can fix it email me at

    please if you can i barely got this for christmas

  • joannieb2 Jan 15, 2009

    The same thing just happened to me- my ASUS with Linux was working great when I turned it off- when I went to turn it back on about 1 hour later, all I got was the start up screen that went to black with the white cursor in the top left corner blinking, and an X that would pop up in the middle- while the screen alternated between black and blue- has anyone figured this out yet? Is this something that requires an "expert"?

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I just bought the 900A and did all the updates and it is after I restarted the computer that it started to do this. I assume it is one of the updates that is messing up Xandros...

  • jean Jan 26, 2009

    i get g synaptics couldn't initalize...then it all goes crazy...can't control the cursor

  • jean Jan 26, 2009

    cursor is going all over the place. and i am getting messages telling me GSynaptics couldn't initalize. etc..

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Restart computer
a screen comes up and says tab and f2 at the bottom but at that screen press f9 repetidly untill a black screen comes up with 3 choices
click 3rd choice
it tells you wat to do the rest of the way

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Press F9 repeatedly then restore you pc it did this to me after i did the update... Im not doing that again.. Im going to get a Ubuntu os though.. heard great stuff about it..

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Ouch, I was thinking about buying this one too. I'm sorry your first experiences with linux are negative. Don't give up on linux though. I can help you all if you work with me. I think joann gave me an idea. It sounds like from joann's description that x windows is not loading. When xwindows loads, it shows an x in the middle of the screen. I'm not sure what kind of update Asus is up to but that this sounds like something Asus screwed up on. My first suggestion to all of you since it seems like all of your computer are under warranty is to call Asus and get on their **** about this problem. They owe it to you to get your comptuers fixed. Get the support you already paid for first and then come back here if they try to give you the run around. I have also had problems with Asus. I have the 2gig surf and they didn't really keep up with linux updates for that too well either. I'm not sure I'm going to buy from Asus again after hearing about this. Don't give up on linux though. I'll can help you all if you just write to me. I'll be your linux inside guy.

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