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Old 05-06-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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Question Why no is graphic displaying after Ubuntu 5.10, 64 been installed on AMD 64-bit?


Hello there,

=After the third time I've installed ubuntu version 5.10, 64bit for my 64bit-PC,

=The machine is:
AMD 64 processor
Seprom + or - 3000 (sorry I can't be specific on this).
1024 ram.
80 hdd (master, where my datos are).
40 hdd (slave, where I am trying to install).
(I am afraid I dont know the graphic card, I will find out).
21 inch monitor.2 hdds, 80 as master and 40 as sleave), the installation has been done on 40 (all my datos are in the 80).


=Then, in stead of go to login happened the following:


'biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! biiiii! biiiii! biii!' sound,
and
a black screen with a little line like this ' - ' on the left-top-corner. nothing else!
From there I can only go to ctrl+alt+F1 to commands.
But I don't know the right commands

=I have been to 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg', and change the driver device to 'vesa' (mine was s3), it didin't work.

=Then I did it manually, It got worse that a needed to install every thing again.

=CAN YOU PLEASE SEND ME COMMANDS OF HOW CAN I DISPLAY?

By the way, I've used the live cd, is the same problem.

Regards.

Sidney.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 12:58 AM   #2
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Hmm..sounds like that version of Ubuntu isn't getting along with some of your hardware, probably your graphics card. I'd suggest that if you have a broadband (say adsl) connection, try upgrading to the latest Dapper development version (it's almost ready, I've been using it long 32-bit and my friend 64-bit version and have seen no bigger problems than some translation-things on non-english installations).

Here's how you can do the job from the command line (press CTRL+ATL+1 for example, log in as root to make things faster):

Code:
cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list_backup
nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list
if you don't have nano installed or wish to use some other text editor, simply change your favourite editor in place of that "nano -w" (red above); you could use "joe" or "vim" too. anyway, when the editor opens, there are lines describing where the packages are obtained; you should be fine simply by replacing every "breezy" with "dapper", like in the example below:

First, you have a line like this (not exactly like this, maybe):
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted

Then, you change it into this (only change the red part):
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted

And that's what you do to all lines that contain the word "breezy" - just put "dapper" in place of that. Then save the file (if you use nano then it's CTRL+O then CRTL+Q) and in the console run

Code:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
you'll get a lot of updates now. just install them (apt-get WILL remove a whole lot of apps, but don't worry: you'll get newer ones instead) and reboot and see if that helped. if apt-get complains about the sources (that they don't exist or something), you can check out the sources file to see that there are correct sources there; it should contain at least the following lines:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates main restricted
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper multiverse

I hope you get your display working
 
Old 05-16-2006, 05:40 AM   #3
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what m/board have you got...
and if you cant get ubuntu working with your hardware, then try something else...
say mandriva live...
if you get a live disk to work then you should have no problem with an install..
but if no live then dont bother with trying that distro to install...
when you get a live disc working then install it and learn...
then go mad and make whatever you want, run on it...
 
Old 05-17-2006, 03:48 PM   #4
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Thank you so much.

I have graphic displaying!

Thank you!!!
 
  


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