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Old 04-15-2015, 12:47 AM   #1
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Newer Computers


I've been using/testing Zorin 9, Mint 12, and Ubuntu 14 on 2 older computers for about 2 weeks now and I'm completely impressed with the look and feel especially of Zorin and Ubuntu. My problem is that I also have 2 newer computers that I am unable to install or even test any of the 3 on due to I imagine video incompatibilities. I get to the point where you choose the partition, and I just choose the defaults and then I get this sort of Linux version of the BSOD. I've tried all three in different configurations but nothing is working. I figure I just need current Video Drivers for Linux but there's no way, at least that I know of to update them cause Windows doesn't recognize the "run" command and I can't get into Linux to update it there. Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 04-15-2015, 02:11 AM   #2
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Ubuntu 15.04 will be released in a little over a week. If nothing else works, try waiting until then and using that version.

What can you tell us about the hardware of the new computers? You say you suspect it's a video card/driver problem; what video cards do they have?
 
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:18 AM   #3
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Here is a link to the Specs. I read somewhere that someone was able to get it to work but it was before I tried it and I never bookmarked the page.
http://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavi...-series/specs/

Ubuntu 15.04 Beta,hope it works. I'll let you know tomorrow in case anyone else is dealing with this issue.

Thanks Again
John

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Old 04-15-2015, 05:23 AM   #4
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Hi John...

Welcome to the forum

The specs you provided above is from one of your newer systems that Ubuntu won't work in? I have this same chipset (NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE/nForce 430) in a Dell desktop system I own that was made in 2007! Both the Nouveau and the Nvidia drivers support this graphics chip so I'm not sure at this point why you're getting errors at boot.

Does using the "nomodeset" parameter at boot help?

Regards...
 
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:46 AM   #5
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"nomodeset" parameter at boot help?

Sorry but you're speaking French to me. I'm pretty new to Linux and haven't gotten that far yet. I just tried Ubuntu 15.04 Beta and it seemed to do the same thing on 2 boot ups but then worked on the third boot. After just a couple of short minutes, it crashed again. I really don't mind just using my older computer for Linux only since it seems to work pretty flawlessly on it, I just get stubborn when I can't figure something out on my computers. Also, I figured since my newer computers have faster processors and memory, I would really like to use them but I'll just have to put it off for now. I'm really liking Zorin and Ubuntu so I'll just keep messing with those for now. I was also able to get a few of my Windows programs to work so that's one less headache. Now I just need to find a Linux for Dummies site.

Thanks Again.....
 
Old 04-15-2015, 05:56 AM   #6
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Try running memtest to check if bad RAM (memory) is causing errors.
 
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:31 AM   #7
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Sorry but you're speaking French to me.
Hi John...

I apologize if I souded rude, that wasn't my intention. When I read your first post, I was expecting a brand new system that Linux didn't have drivers for yet. I was a little surprised to see a system several years old.

To use nomodeset, when you start booting Ubuntu, it should come to a screen that gives several options, such as "Try Ubuntu without installing," and "Install Ubuntu." But instead of choosing any of those, press F6 to bring up "Other Options" and then choose "Nomodeset" from the list.

Regards...
 
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:33 PM   #8
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Sorry ardvark but I think you misunderstood me. I'm pretty thick skinned and very aware of my lack of knowledge of Linux but i'm pretty determined to learn. I was laughing when I wrote that. I'm pretty tired of Windoze and really appreciate the help with learning Linux. I tried the F6 command with Zorin and Ubuntu but neither responded with anything. It works flawlessly on 2 other computers I have though. The computer that I posted the specs of of my main computer in my bedroom that I use most of the time so I think I'll just have to swap it out with one of the other (older) computers until I figure it out.

Thanks Again.....John
 
Old 04-15-2015, 06:39 PM   #9
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Hi John...

Hmmm. It's possible you're looking at a hardware issue as veerain has alluded to. It might be worth checking out your memory but if you didn't have any problems with the previous OS, I'm not sure.

Let us know what you find out...

Regards...
 
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:50 PM   #10
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I dual boot between XP-SP3 and Win 7 Home Premium and run Barts Utilities CD as well as another Memory Tester and everything tested ok. No Problem, It runs Great on my other computer I just liked the first one better because it's a Mini ITX so it's a small footprint on my desk. I use to be pretty good with DOS about 25 years ago so i'm looking foward to learning Linux better. Thanks Again for everyone's help.

John
 
  


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