[Wolves] Ubuntu 9.10 install

Mo Awkati mawkati at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Dec 13 14:14:45 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


I am certain there is nothing wrong with the hardware. 9.04 is working fine and other distros ( Fedora and Mandriva) installed without a hiccup. the Ethernet connection is working better than before. 

I will persevere with this. I do like Ubuntu so I will stick with 9.04 for now until I sort it out. I use removable hard drives in caddies so I can experiment without damaging my main drive :-)

Anyway here is the xorg.conf from Ubuntu 9.04:

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Default Screen"
    Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
    Device        "Configured Video Device"
    DefaultDepth    24

Section "Module"
    Load    "glx"

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Configured Video Device"
    Driver    "nvidia"
    Option    "NoLogo"    "True"

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