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Old 10-12-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Can't even get Ubuntu installed lol...Blank screen.


I am trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 8.10 x64 on my PC. I get as far as the "Install Ubuntu" screen, and then the monitor goes into standby mode.

My PC specs are as follows:
Motherboard: H61M-P23 (MS-7680)
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1GHz
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 1000 (GT1) - Sandy Bridge...?
RAM: 8GB

I'm guessing it's due to the ubuntu disc not having the correct video drivers, but I have no idea how to use other drivers while installing, let alone how to find those drivers. Not getting very far with google...

Please help...
 
Old 10-12-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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Ubuntu 8.10 is way out of date and totally unsupported (besides lacking the drivers for a machine that new).
Use a recent version, either 10.04 LTS or 11.04.
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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Sorry to say, but you are wasting your time... Ubuntu 8.10 was released October 2008 and all support ended in April 2010.

You can get the latest Ubuntu at the link below. It will probably have better support for your recent hardware. (Did Sandy Bridge even exist yet in 2008?)

http://www.ubuntu.com
 
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:02 AM   #4
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Thank you for the replies. I don't know anything about Sandy Bridge...never met her lol
 
Old 10-13-2011, 08:46 AM   #5
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Ubuntu 8.10 is way out of date and totally unsupported (besides lacking the drivers for a machine that new).
Use a recent version, either 10.04 LTS or 11.04.
Hi, thanks for leaving links in your signature. I found the one about Linux vs Windows very interesting and it did light up a few mental light bulbs lol. The main point I got out of it was the fact that with Windows you have to update drivers individually, whereas with Linux you just update the Kernel. Still don't know how to do that, but i'm sure once I get a Linux distribution that can work on my PC, I will figure it out, or get help on this site.

 
Old 10-13-2011, 09:06 AM   #6
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Thank you for the replies. I don't know anything about Sandy Bridge...never met her lol
'Sandy bridge' is just a codename for some Intel CPUs-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge

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(Did Sandy Bridge even exist yet in 2008?)
Sort of.

Intel demos early (and slow) 'sandy bridge' CPUs in mid 2009 at the IDF (Intel Development Forum)-

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2842

There probably was at least a few engineering samples by late 2008, but it was a long way from being released. Final release was only in January 2011.

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The main point I got out of it was the fact that with Windows you have to update drivers individually, whereas with Linux you just update the Kernel.
Thats not quite true. While a lot of drivers are in the kernel, its not the only software that supports hardware. Things like xorg (xorg-server, the basis for the X Window System, aka 'the desktop') and ALSA (advanced linux sound architecture), etc. are also part of what you can consider drivers.
 
  


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