LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-19-2011, 03:45 AM   #1
Mortis1369
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Distribution: Fedora 12, Ubuntu 10.10, Linux Mint 10
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 2
Angry Couple problems, 10.10 ubuntu doesnt seem to work and splash screen looks way too big


Hello, just as the topic suggests, i am having trouble with this. It probably seems pretty noobish, and truth be told i feel like a noob posting this as i have been using ubuntu for a couple years now with little to no problems. But i got a new laptop yesterday, HP ProBook 4710s and i instantly installed ubuntu 10.10 on it, and it installed just fine, but then after the install when i went to boot it up it flashed the splash screen then went black. So i tried reinstalling, same issue. Then i tried installing 10.04 and upgrading and still the same problem. It was so infuriating that i just gave up and stayed on 10.04, which after installing it i found out that my wireless card isnt supported innately, it requires the proprietary driver, wasnt bad but that meant that i had to go to the main house and plug my laptop into the modem... little inconvenient but im still here. lol. Now, with this the splash screen looks all big and distorted, not performance effecting, but a little annoying is all. So i am looking for a solution to both of my problems, hopefully there is one as i enjoy trying out the new upgrades as they come out and cant move on to the 11's till i get 10.10 working. Please help!!! lol im kinda desperate
 
Old 02-19-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
rokytnji
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Waaaaay out West Texas
Distribution: AntiX 13 , MacPup,Slack0,MX-14, SaliX
Posts: 2,611
Blog Entries: 17

Rep: Reputation: 840Reputation: 840Reputation: 840Reputation: 840Reputation: 840Reputation: 840Reputation: 840
If wanting a init3 boot up screen instead of spinning circle or splash in Ubuntu.

That one was written for 9.10 but I believe it should work with 10.04 as well.

Old School boot screen
 
Old 02-19-2011, 10:42 AM   #3
tredegar
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Debian "Jessie"
Posts: 6,012

Rep: Reputation: 367Reputation: 367Reputation: 367Reputation: 367
I had big problems getting 10.10 to install to a new sony vaio. 10.04 did not work at all.
The 10.10 live CD ran well, but the HDD install would not boot.

I needed to add the following to the kernel boot line: acpi_oci="Linux"
or was it acpi_osi="Linux" ? Sorry, I forget and the laptop is with its rightful owner now.

It is worth a trying them both, one at a time.
 
  


Reply

Tags
splash, ubuntu bug


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] ubuntu 10.10 splash screen not there. Mortis1369 Linux - Newbie 10 12-12-2010 03:45 AM
Cant login,boot splash screen problems in ubuntu. juillet Linux - Hardware 1 11-25-2009 01:23 PM
how to change boot screen,splash screen,login themes while custmzing ubuntu cd project_sap Linux - Newbie 1 04-07-2008 07:12 AM
Screen doesnt work at all in ubuntu Alexander.s Ubuntu 2 06-07-2005 07:39 PM
just isntalled slack: couple big problems nadroj Linux - Newbie 2 04-21-2005 12:19 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:08 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration