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Old 05-30-2007, 04:29 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu Install Trouble with Intel 82845G graphics card


I am really looking forward to trying out Ubuntu 7.04, but when I went to install it, the main option screen came up, I clicked the start ubuntu option, and then a blank screen that actually shut off! I am very frustrated because this happened to me using every one of the ubuntu versions. I have a Dell Dimension 2400 with a Intel P4 2.4GHz, 640MB RAM, Intel Brookdale 82845G Graphics card, dvd burner, and integrated sound card. I tried the live cd on someone else's laptop, and it worked fine! It also had some type of low-quality graphics card. Any suggestions?
 
Old 05-31-2007, 09:05 AM   #2
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Maybe this will help you.

http://intellinuxgraphics.org/documentation.html
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ad.php?t=69720

You say every ubuntu version, does this include
kubuntu? Which you can get a non-live cd distribution and see if it works.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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Every version of ubuntu, and the non-live cd.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 08:12 PM   #4
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Wow, hmm lets see. Have you had any linux distribution work on your computer? I'm going to assume this is a laptop, correct? Laptop's can have a hidden partition, supposedly it's for multimedia, but this random partition can cause problems. Although more than likely you deleted it if it was there in the first place wail installing unbuntu. I have a toshiba satellite that just hangs there when i try and start ubuntu but for some reason kubuntu works for me. I don't really know why that is. Only thing is the kubuntu was non live cd and ubuntu wasn't. What kind of RAM and hard drive to you have? Sometimes that could cause problems, BIOS could also be the culprit. Although we still can't rule out the video card.

You said after the blank screen it turns off? And windows is no longer on this computer?

What happens when you try and install a non live CD version?
 
Old 06-02-2007, 10:28 AM   #5
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On the nonlive distro, the install and everything comes up (the blue screen type) and it installs, but when I go to run Ubuntu, nothing happens. This is a desktop, not a laptop. I have one 128mb RAM that came from dell, and a 512MB RAM that came from Kingston. I also have a 80GB Western Digital HD. BIOS shouldn't be a problem, because right now, I have a dual boot with openSuSE and WinXP Home, and it is working like a charm. Same with Fedora Core 6 and WinXP. All others work fine, but not ubuntu.
 
Old 06-02-2007, 01:08 PM   #6
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Sounds like a video driver issue. Try running it in Safe Graphics Mode (or whatever it's called). This should select the vesa driver for you.

If you still get a blank screen. try pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 and see if that can get you to a prompt.
 
Old 06-02-2007, 09:11 PM   #7
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You could try putting 'live noapic' in the boot options. Although now am just throwing things out there. Although i do agree with angryfirelord in seeing what happens with what he posted.
 
Old 07-03-2007, 02:13 AM   #8
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I know that this message is a little bit old, but I had the same problem earlier today.

If you wait long enough (around 5 minutes or more) then X will eventually pop up. For some reason, the loading screen doesn't appear. I'm trying to figure that out as I type this post!
 
Old 07-12-2007, 05:25 PM   #9
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Hey cyborg

I too have a Dell dimension 2400 with and Intel 82845G graphics card. Ubuntu 7.04 liveCD and install to HD both work fine. But you do have to wait a little while for the screen to come up while its booting, my system does not give the usual "this is what Im doing while I am booting myself" stype messages. Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 11:10 PM   #10
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Okay. I switched to the "intel" driver instead of the i810.

Works much better now. Also, it turned out I had a measly 1MB of video ram allocated to the onboard. I bumped that up and that also fixed the startup logo problems.

Only problem with the intel drive is that it doesn't seem to support xv, or much else... so I've been having to use programs like mplayer and VLC using X11. Nothing like pushing huge amounts of data through the local loopback
 
Old 07-14-2007, 01:07 PM   #11
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Quote:
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Okay. I switched to the "intel" driver instead of the i810.

Works much better now. Also, it turned out I had a measly 1MB of video ram allocated to the onboard. I bumped that up and that also fixed the startup logo problems.

Only problem with the intel drive is that it doesn't seem to support xv, or much else... so I've been having to use programs like mplayer and VLC using X11. Nothing like pushing huge amounts of data through the local loopback
How do you switch and also, how do you bump up the VRAM?
 
Old 07-15-2007, 08:48 AM   #12
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Quote:
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How do you switch and also, how do you bump up the VRAM?
We have to configure your xorg.conf file, but we'll do it the debian way.

First, open up a terminal and type sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg.
Accept defaults until you get the second screen. Select intel as your driver. Continue accepting defaults until you hit the "Amount of memory to be used by the video card". Put in 8 or whatever value you want it to be. Then, continue using the default selections until it finishes (of course, if you find a setting that's wrong, you can change it).
 
  


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