[SOLVED] GeForce FX 5200 - Ubuntu - Whenever I try to boot into graphical mode it freezes?
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GeForce FX 5200 - Ubuntu - Whenever I try to boot into graphical mode it freezes?
[Note update in latest post]
Dell Precision 360
450W Power Supply
160 GB Hdd
Hauppauge Analog TV Tuner
AverMedia Analog TV Tuner
TP-Link Wireless Card
Quadro NVS 280 SD - AGP Graphics Card
1 GB DDR Ram
I have been using this system as a MythTV Backend/Server for a few months now, I'm in the process of upgrading it/turning it into a backend/frontend. (Just got the 2nd Tuner).
I have a NVIDIA GEFORCE 4 MX440 64MB coming in the mail (It supports TV-Out).
Okay, so my problem is that when I try to install ubuntu-desktop or xubuntu-desktop on the system, it freezes at boot. The GUI-Less install works and loads fine. I also noticed that the system freezes if I try to boot a live disk of Ubuntu or Xubuntu.
How can I fix this, or will this problem go away with the GeForce 4? (I've wanted to get everything set up so that when the Graphics Card got here it would be ready to just plug in).
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by mitchell7man; 05-22-2010 at 03:31 AM.
--This problem still occurs, when I am trying to boot into anything graphical (other than grub and such) it freezes. I even tried to install MythDora (Fedora 12) but the install freezes when trying to load Anaconda at the stage where it is "waiting for hardware to initialize". I have my agp aperture set to 36MB in the bios, considering that 256MB onboard should be plenty and video device set to automatic (even though using AGP as setting doesn't work either). This computer (Dell Precision 360) doesn't have any onboard graphics. I have never had this problem before and really need some solutions. Thanks for the past advice.
With Fedora 12 (MythDora) I can get into anaconda installer by settings xdriver=nouveau in boot options. Once the OS is installed it fails to boot into x. I change boot options to xdriver=nouveau, no dough. I tried ubuntu 9.10 as well as my 10.04 again no dough. I'm getting extremely frustrated, what can I do that will work?
Sorry for my extreme delay, but as it turns out, bootup process was getting stuck on the HAL Daemon, I found that HAL was having trouble working out what my wifi card was. I removed the card, and everything boots fine.