[Wolves] Ubuntu 9.10 install

Mo Awkati mawkati at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Dec 13 12:16:07 UTC 2009

Mo Awkati wrote:
> Hi
> I am having problems with installing Ubuntu 9.10. As I start the
> installation process and before I get a GUI, it seems to be probing the
> monitor and then a small box appears on screen and floats around like a
> screen saver. The box has Hz and ? next to it which indicates to me it
> is not able to recognise the settings of the monitor. This is very
> surprising given that I have never had any problems with any previous
> installations of Ubuntu or other distros for that matter. The monitor is
> working fine with current installation.

>Hey Mo

>Can you run lspci on the command line and paste the output here? If you
>install openssh-server on your failing machine you should be able to SSH
>to it from another box so you can copy and paste from the terminal
>rather than typing the output into an email manually.

>It surprises me that you need to use ndiswrapper these days and can't
>get at least a VGA standard GUI. If you 'less /var/log/Xorg.0.log'
>you'll be able to see your Xorg output and paste it into an email so we
>can see what happened. Can't promise to solve the problem but at least
>we should be able to see where it went wrong.


>Adam Sweet

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The problem I have is I can't get to a point where I can open a terminal, the whole thing stops no keyboard or anything works so I have to shut down through holding the power button until it powers down. 

I installed Mandriva and that went well without any hiccups so its Ubuntu that is broke rather than my machine or monitor. I cannot do much about that. 

I have dismissed the wireless altogether now (quite annoyed about that) and went for the Ethernet connection via the electric wires and that is working fine. 

I'll give the ubuntu install another go and see what happens. If I can get any info I will post here to see what is happening. I will also post on the Ubuntu website.



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