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Old 01-07-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
spoorthi
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Hi,

I recently bought a sony vaio(VPCF13Z1E) laptop with intel i7.The screen resolution is 1920*1080 and have Nvidia Geforce.I have windows 7 professional running perfectly on this.I want to install linux (dual boot).I tried Ubuntu but the mouse pad doesnot work and when I installed the nvidia drivers and reboot ,the screen goes blank and system gets hanged.

I really want to install a linux in my system.Do help me out.


Thanks

spoo
 
Old 01-07-2011, 07:08 AM   #2
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please attach here output of dmesg and /or content of /var/log/messages

also where did you get your nvidia drivers? are they Nvidia owned or opensource? if nvidia owned: did you run nvidia-xconfig ? also post here your /boot/grub/grub.conf (or menu.lst dont remember what was in ubuntu)
 
Old 01-07-2011, 12:08 PM   #3
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when I run nvidia-xconfig I get this error

(VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Undefined Device "(null)" referenced by Screen "Default Screen".)

I attached the dmesg output(new.txt) and also the xconfig file of nvidia(new2.txt) and the grub.cfg (new3.txt)


new.txt

new2.txt

new3.txt

Thanks
Spoo
 
Old 01-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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try linux mint?
 
Old 01-07-2011, 04:53 PM   #5
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Hello spoorthi,

I'd recommend to try the Ubuntu or Mint Live-CD or DVD and find out if everything is working. It would be good if you could issue the command
Code:
sudo lspci
and
Code:
lsmod
in a terminal when the Live-CD is booted and save the output anywhere. It will be a great help if you post the output of the commands here.

Markus
 
Old 01-10-2011, 03:14 AM   #6
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look at this one:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...81&postcount=5

try that..

and again.. where did you install the drivers from?
 
  


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