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Old 04-13-2008, 11:27 PM   #1
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Question Asus G2K-A1; Gutsy Gibbon ONLY in `command line' mode. How 2 get a nice KDE desktop ?

Installed Kubuntu 7.10 Alternate AMD64, picked the kernel 2.6.22-14 selection. Attempts at using each install method `Install to hard drive' or `OEM method' would not complete booting, just a dark screen after kernel image loading.
After numerous attempts to recover / rescue system I tried `Install a command-line system' which works OK. But my limited GNU knowledge prevents me from getting a desktop mode operating. I set resolution to 1920 x 1400, next time I tried 1680 x 1200, still just a blank screen (???)
An attempt to boot from a LIVE CD also hangs cat /var/lib/acpi-support system-product-version, system-version, bios-version & thengrep: etc/default/default/locale all are `No such file or directory'. The last line of Starting K Display Manager: kdm shows Running local boot scripts: (etc/rc.locale) is last entry [OK]

19apr edit. G2K has ATI Mobility Radeon 2600 HD, a fairly new card on the market, but most Linux apps work fine when set @ 19..x1440.

Fedora 8 x64, Gparted, PartImage all work fine, wondering if Kub forgot the latest graphics drivers for laptops!

Last edited by digital8doug; 04-21-2008 at 07:46 PM. Reason: Played around some more w/ the other downloads from Kubuntu that I had.
Old 04-15-2008, 02:13 AM   #2
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Which model of graphics card do you have? It may be that you need a better driver.
Old 04-26-2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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Get the lastest ATI drivers from It'll work.


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