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Old 07-02-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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Ubuntu freezes at login screen on my compaq


Hi there, I'm new to this forum but I am having an issue with getting Ubuntu to work on my laptop (which is a Compaq CQ61). I had 10.04 ubuntu working about a month ago on this computer until it started to freeze. At that point I decided to just take off linux and use Windows 7. The only problem was I missed ubuntu... So I decided to try and put it on again. The method of installation I am using is the Wubi installer and everything was going fine until it reached the login screen after installation. At this point it freezes and keeps repeating that "drum" sound. What have I done wrong?

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Old 07-07-2010, 11:14 AM   #2
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Bump.

I just made a discovery! My laptop boots fine when plugged into an outlet in the wall, but it won't boot if it is just running on battery power. Any ideas as to what the problem could be?
 
Old 07-07-2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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You've tried with a new or known good battery with the same results? Tested the battery?
 
Old 07-07-2010, 03:29 PM   #4
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Its definately a hardware problem
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:38 PM   #5
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You've tried with a new or known good battery with the same results? Tested the battery?
Yep, I know this battery is good. It works flawlessly with windows 7 and I have never had any issues with it until now.

As for the hardware problem, how would i go about diagnosing and fixing exactly what the problem is.

-Edit- Ok nevermind, I downloaded and installed a driver for my graphics card and it is working great! There is just a really small problem. When the computer is booting and the "ubuntu" screen comes up with the dots that change colors, it looks like it is really "zoomed in" so to speak. It looks zoomed to the point that it is very pixelated. Is there any way to change that?

P.S. Thanks guys, you have been incredibly helpful!

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Old 07-09-2010, 11:25 AM   #6
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Nobody has any idea how to fix this last small issue?
 
Old 07-09-2010, 12:24 PM   #7
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Ace - It sounds like you are still having a driver issue, that is assuming you have already changed your resolution. A lower resolution will cause that problem as well.
 
Old 07-09-2010, 12:43 PM   #8
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Ace - It sounds like you are still having a driver issue, that is assuming you have already changed your resolution. A lower resolution will cause that problem as well.
Yes, I have changed the resolution around since installing the driver, but whatever I do, it still looks the same. Currently I have it set to 1366 X 768 which it says is preferred. My desktop looks great also, the only thing that looks weird is the Ubuntu screen that comes up when it boots up looks "zoomed in and pixlated." There is also a flash of green that comes up during the boot too. I'm not sure if it is an issue, but if it is the result of my computer not being set up properly I would like to resolve the issue.
 
  


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