Originally Posted by syg00
The GMA500 is junk but I managed to get it working (2D only) on prior versions of Ubuntu with the (then) new in-kernel support. Try adding the "console=tty1" to the boot line manually from the boot screen. Then if that fixes it, do the update mentioned in the Ubuntu wiki.
I can't find that old netbook at the moment, but if/when I find it I'll do some testing.
I suspect those messages are informational only - may be a problem with the network, or not. Sort the screen out and see what you get.
for how-to on grub2 - go down to the "Editing the GRUB 2 Menu During Boot" section.
Thanks for your reply. I'm sorry, I realized when I read your post that I listed the wrong GPU. It's the GMA600, not GMA500. I edited my post to correct this. From what I have read, though, I don't think there would be a difference.
I tried adding
to the grub menu, on a line of its own right between "setparams 'Ubuntu'" and "recordfail." I've never edited the grub boot menu before so I hope this is right. I read the link but I didn't see examples, just instructions that assume you know what you're doing.
Anyway, it didn't work. It is still telling me over and over about 80211 and changing to 2 not supported. I'm not sure it is informational, since it says it over and over and just hangs there. It will say
[ <bunch of numbers>] ieee80211 phy0: uap0: changing to 2 not supported
[ 12.??????] ieee80211 phy0: uap0: changing to 2 not supported
[ 14.??????] ieee80211 phy0: uap0: changing to 2 not supported
[ 15.??????] ieee80211 phy0: uap0: changing to 2 not supported
. . .
about 25 times or so, and then it will hang for a while. If I let it be for about 3 or 4 minutes, it will start saying the same thing again, but this time with higher numbers, like 337.?????? . . . 360.??????. If I let it go even longer it will do the same thing again with 661.?????? + numbers.
Is there a way to disable the network adapter so it doesn't even try to load and maybe avoid the problem? Or does that not make sense?