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Old 06-26-2012, 03:39 AM   #16
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Ahh. So no onboard graphics.
No way you can disable the video card then. Have you tried other forms of install, like using a USB to boot. Did you re download the ISO for u ubuntu, remember get the latest.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 06:33 AM   #17
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You can upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 but you have to go and modify the settings in synaptic and select to upgrade from long term support release to long term support release. Assuming you are doing this using the Gnome graphical interface, you can do that under synaptic package manager > settings > repositories > updates > release upgrade.

Once you have done that you have to hit the reload button on synaptic then open the upgrade manager under System>Administration>update manager. and you will see there the 12.04 LTS option.

You will probably have to leave the computer ON all night to complete the upgrade.

I suggested you to disable the dedicate video card assuming you had an onboard video card but if you replaced a video card on your system perhap put the old card back if available and see what happen?

Or did I misunderstood about you recently replaced a video card? was the old not working anymore?

Dont give up man this will be a good learning experience.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #18
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I got it last night. I upgraded 10.04 to 10.10 then to 11.04. I like the 11.04 version so I may stay here. It was a weird installation and took a lot of time. I would like to be able to use linuxmint or opensuse, but I can not get them to install. I found out that the gtx kernel is not supported. I found this out when I upgraded to 10.10 and rebooted. I was told that the nvidia kernel was not supported and the system went into default low graphics desktop, until I upgraded to 11.04 then it was supported again. The weird thing is that the kernel isn't from dvd. And yes it did take all night to upgrade I played bubble shooter (a lame game that worked) until this morning.
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My last video card still worked I just upgraded, then gave the card to someone that didn't have one and was just using the one board. Tigerdirect is cool, I like shopping there when I save up some cash. I think my system is good for about 5 years before I will upgrade it again, unless I find some cool 3d stuff, I would love to have a virtual key board and mouse that is in the air like some cool sci-fi animae or something.

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:35 AM   #19
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Why don't you try and help solve the problem sir. This is a newbie area. So we are just trying to help eachother out, instead of dis-couraging users and telling them to go to windows.
I also think it is a hardware problem, as someone suggested you should try disabling the video card.
Encouraging someone to run Linux from within Windows is completely counterproductive, as it totally bypasses the whole process of learning how partitions are laid out, and how to properly multi-boot, that's why I don't recommend it, and I do consider that helpful. The guy's problem is not his video card, if he can install an older distribution, than the card IS supported. It's more likely he has a BIOS setting or drive configuration that's confusing the installer somehow.

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #20
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I did it again I tried to install compiz with unity because I was used to kubuntu's desktop. I uninstalled it but I still have a problem with the desktop. All the windows no longer have the minimize, reduce size, or close buttons and they can not be move aorund the desktop once opened. I tried to use the terminal but it doesn't work either. I hope I just didn't jack up everthing I did these past few days do you have any suggestions on how to get my desktop to go back to default?
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #21
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The minimized buttons hide in unity. if you move your cursor over the left top corner of the windows you have active they will display but they will hide again.

You can install the KDE desktop manager again if that is your preference by looking for the kubuntu-desktop in the software center or by typing

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sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
if you cant get a terminal from unity then just press Ctrl-Alt-F2 an log in. everything will be in text mode so type there the command to install Kubuntu once everything is done installing go back to the graphical mode by pressing Alt-F7

Log out and then log back in selecting KDE on the greeting windows where you choose your session.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #22
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With compiz all you had to do is go to compiz settings & select "Windows Decoration" & everything would've been back to normal.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 07:03 PM   #23
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Phew

Thanks all. It was a rough ride learning on hand like so, but a lot of fun. I finally got upgraded to 12.04 soooo loong it took. I think I need to learn how to use and manipulate kernels, and the bios. Any suggestions on where I can learn how to do this?
Thank you again
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:51 AM   #24
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A (slightly old) guide to the BIOS here-

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bios-a-z,1200.html

Warning! That guide will go though how to change things in the BIOS. Some changes (eg reducing RAM latency times) can lockup the system totally. Before you start changing stuff, get a copy of your motherboard manual and locate the 'Clear CMOS' switch or jumper. Clearing the CMOS will reset the BIOS to factory settings, and will stop lockups causes by a 'bad' change in the BIOS.

Huge 'what the heck is XXXX' list here-

http://www.techarp.com/freebog.aspx
 
Old 06-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #25
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Thank you
when I received the motherboard I took it out of the package and gave it a good look over. On this particular model the reset button is external. I had a pc once a very long time ago (cough, cough) it was a tsr80 and until two years ago I hated the things (computers) because of it. My point is that over the years I watched how people fought with their pcs and how they had to do things to get them to work. One such instance a friend had to reset his chip by jumping his motherboard with a paperclip. I told myself I would never own a hunk of crap like that, but they have changed in the past 10 years and are very different, they're better. I am excited to see what comes out in the next decade or two.
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