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Old 04-08-2011, 03:19 AM   #1
rowiehimself
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Ubuntu boot freeze


Ubuntu 10.10 was installed to dual-boot with Windows 7 and working well. Now suddenly, after choosing Ubuntu the computer freezes with the message: "conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs VESA VGA - removing gen"
Windows still boots OK. Recovered Acronis True Image images saved before the problem, but the problem persists.
Any help would be much appreciated.

Last edited by rowiehimself; 04-10-2011 at 12:39 AM. Reason: Problem solved by advice jmc1987
 
Old 04-08-2011, 03:23 AM   #2
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http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-b...sg2397065.html try this.
Also are you using intel graphics?

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Old 04-08-2011, 04:01 AM   #3
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Thank you jmc1987 for your very prompt reply.
Yes, I assume would be using Intel graphics as my machine is a very basic Dell 530 with Intel chip and processor without a separate graphics card.
As regarding the the link you directed me to, how can I edit the suggested file when I am unable to boot into Ubuntu? I hope this is not a silly question, but I came into Linux rather late in life.
 
Old 04-08-2011, 10:42 AM   #4
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You have to boot with a live cd and mount your partition to a file such as /mnt.

Step 1: boot from live cd
step 2: issue commands

# mount -t auto /dev/<your hardrive>

To find all paritions on your hard disk you can type "fdisk -l".

step 3: Use your favorite text editor gedit, kate, nano, or what ever you may prefer.
 
Old 04-08-2011, 05:28 PM   #5
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Problem solved, thank you very much James you are a lifesaver.
 
Old 04-09-2011, 02:37 PM   #6
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Anything to help. If your issue is solved then please mark thread solved by editing your first post that way others can relate to your thread as well.
 
  


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