To clarify the video error when trying to instal Ubuntu on the notebook... the livedisk goes through its opening sequence as normal (up to the list of options at startup), then after it tries to load, it dies with a blue screen and a message -
Failed to start the XServer
It then asks is I want to look at the log file'the log file's main lines of interest say...
I810(0) No video BIOS mode for chosen depth
screens found, but nonee oof them has a usable configuration
The notebook in question is a Dell Inspiron 9400. The error happens if I try the safe boot selection from the boot list, oo.
Perhaps the 17" screen is causing the problem, but it runs fine under WinXP (SP2).
Has anyone seen this before with a notebook? I've Googled the problem but have not found anyting useful.