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Old 08-12-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
Freddy the Cat
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Yet, Another Kubuntu Boot Problem

I have been having problems installing and running Kubuntu. I had to run the live cd from the safe video mode to get it to work. If I didn't I would have a blank screen. Oh, its the amd 64 version.

Ok, the instillation went very well, partitionining,installing,and detecting the hardware. Kubuntu was running. I rebooted to make sure. Then used Adept to update. After the update I again have the blank screen. Grrr!

I then reconfigured Xserver. All the video hardware seemed to be detected correctly. Still I have a blank screen. I have done this a few times, trying diffrent things, and nothing so far has worked. Is there a way to tell Xserver to use a basic Plug and Play monitor instead of the Sony? Could the problem be with KDE? Would installing XFCE give me a graphical way into the settings?

Thanks, FtC

Here is the system:
Asus K8V SE Deluxe
AMD 3000+
1G Ram
VIA VT8237 Southbridge
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
Sony SDM-S73 LCD Display
Old 08-13-2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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You're going to need the ATI graphics drivers, I think. This is an Xserver problem. Just google "ATI graphics drivers linux"--one of the first hits lead directly to ATI's download site.
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Goto add/remove programs. click advanced. settings > repositories. enable multiverse packages by checking lts backports. search for and install fglrx. reboot. magic.
Old 08-15-2006, 12:38 PM   #4
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It worked! Thanks, for the help.

slantoflight: I dont seem to have the advanced settings in the add/remove programs does something else need to be enabled? I would like to have that feature.


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