[Wolves] Ubuntu 9.10 install

Chris Ellis chris.ellis.intrbiz at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 13 12:50:18 UTC 2009

> > 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.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Mo
> >
> Mo, constructive input this time.  Are you 100% sure everything is ok
> with your hardware?  I don't know how to check the CPU but the hard
> drive can be checked with Palimpsest Disk Utility.  I would also be
> running Memtest at this stage with it hanging badly.  I could be wrong
> but it would eliminate another area.

Lets get some basic info first:
1. What graphics card?
2. How much RAM?
3. What CPU?
4. What wireless card?
5. What ethernet card?
6. What motherboard?

On the working Mandriva install, Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf,  Under the section
"Device"  what does it say after "Driver".

I have before seen problems with nvidia graphics cards on the ubuntu
installer but this was 8.04.

Otherwise, if your deadset on ubuntu you are probably going to have to
install using some alternate installer.

Chris Ellis
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