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Old 06-28-2011, 01:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't get Ubuntu 11.04 to load, crashing at initial ramdisk


I'm running 64 bit ubuntu 11.04, installed off dvd onto dell inspiron 530 if thats helpful.
This is my first attempt at linux ever so i know absolutely NOTHING about it.

thanks
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Hi there,

As it is a fresh install I would say you should better re-install rather then troubleshooting. Following is the link which describe step by step installation procedure with screenshots: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall

The reason I am suggesting for re-install because of the following reasons:

1. It is a fresh install.
2. As you are new to Linux lets first get a feel for linux and then you can go with troubleshooting issues later on.

I hope this helps.
 
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it worked
but it does nothing when i get to the home screen. no toolbar, no anything. just my mouse pointer and the background
EDIT:
every once and a while the bar on the left part of the screen flashes

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Old 06-28-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
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Good to hear that it worked.

Go to the top and panel should appear. Right click on the panel and select properties. Make sure that auto hide is not selected there.
 
Old 06-28-2011, 02:34 PM   #5
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doesn't do anything

still just a blank screen. when it shows up its just at random when i'm usually not looking
but its not when i move the mouse.
 
Old 06-28-2011, 02:43 PM   #6
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Try using the 'classic' desktop, not 'unity'. Directions here-

http://askubuntu.com/questions/28050...-gnome-desktop
 
Old 06-28-2011, 02:46 PM   #7
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It should show you the default unity desktop environment as below:

http://techotopia.com/index.php/An_O..._Unity_Desktop

If not then appears to be a problem with video driver.

Try these steps:

1. Reboot the system and load it in failsafe mode.
2. If it asks you to for generic display then select that.
3. Make the generic display as default.
4. Reboot and login to normal mode and see if you have got the icons and panel.
 
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How do i load it in failsafe mode?

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Old 06-28-2011, 03:01 PM   #9
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after i shut down in classic mode i can't reboot it. should i just try to reinstall again?
 
Old 06-28-2011, 03:12 PM   #10
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Here is the way to get in failsafe: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Testing/Failsafe

However, I would suggest you to follow this document as the above will be quite confusing and advance and if you stuck somewhere then it will be a problem: http://askubuntu.com/questions/40426...thout-toolbars

Also check which graphic card is in use by typing the following command: lspci

Command lspci will display a list of pci devices connected to your system. Look for the graphic card in your system.

Edit: After looking at your previous post, if you are not able to boot at all then re-install is the option

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