[opensource] Ubuntu Installation Problems

BRIAN SWANEY swaney.29 at osu.edu
Thu Jan 25 23:35:50 EST 2007

Mine is E1505 (strikingly similar model number) and I'm not sure if it was the same problem, but it didn't install. It took an objectionable time to boot (even for booting from a CD) and then my computer wouldn't boot (at all; presumably because of a corrupt GRUB menu). I'd try Edgy again, but I'd rather wait at least until I won't need my computer immediately after, since I'd have to reinstall Ubuntu 6.06 and fix my GRUB menu to turn it back on.

Paul, you remember that instance. Do you think this fix that you mention would work? Perhaps I'd be better off installing it with you around... I can't very well search Google without a working computer...

-Brian Swaney

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Betts <bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu>
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2007 7:03 pm
Subject: Re: [opensource] Ubuntu Installation Problems

> On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 18:45 -0500, CHRISTOPHER ROLLEY wrote:
> > I keep getting a X-server error message that states that 
> something is
> > wrong with the Graphics and it is unable to display a GUI and it 
> just> takes me straight to the shell.
> This is a ghetto fix and I hope they fix this problem once and for all
> on Ubuntu soon because it seriously makes Linux look bad
> In the shell, try typing:
> sudo su
> nano -w /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> Go to the 'Section "Device"' line and below it, replace whatever the
> Driver line says with "vesa". Also, look for the screen 
> resolutions in
> the file and replace them with 1024x768
> Then run:
> /etc/init.d/gdm restart
> That should hopefully do it. If not, there's other fixes, google 
> onlineand you'll find a few. Have no fear by the way, Ubuntu works 
> perfectlywith all ATI, nVidia, and Intel video cards once it's 
> installed. 
> -- 
> Paul Betts <bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu>
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