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Old 09-19-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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Cannot instal Ubuntu 7. Monitor refresh wrong

I'm not exactly a noob with linux, but I certainly feel like one with this problem.

Downloaded Ubuntu 7 and burned with Nero. Disk boots fine, except I'm the victim of the notorius refresh rate is wrong problem, (with such a recurring problem, why has it not been fixed??? >< ).

The only command line I can get is GRUB> if I type 'c' from the <esc> key options. I keep geting a login prompt if I switch from graphical (non-responsive) to text via CTRL+ALT+F2, but have no idea what to log in as...

I know how to edit the xorg.conf, but I can't seem ot get to a point where I'm able to. I've let the unit 'sit' for over 30 minutes, but it does not detect my monitor's refresh rate at all. It's UNDER the rating of my monitor, (I know because my monitor displays the proper ratings and in red it says "OVER" when normally it would say "OK").

I can't get to a real command line, because there's no actual user/login established. I searched the web for default login info, like is found in Mepis, but can't find any at all. I've been online searching for hours with no luck. I've found many fixes POST-INSTALLATION< but nothing that can be done WITHOUT a real command line PRE-install.

Can anyone help me at all? I'm damn desperate. I NEED Ubuntu on this unit andthe job is time-sensitive. I need it done by Friday......I certainly would have started already had I known about these issues ><
Old 09-19-2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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Just a stab in the dark, but have you tried no username and passowrd => just hit enter for each?

If you don't get an answer fast, I'd recommend switching to Debian. Debian is the father of Ubuntu & is a bit more mature, imo. I used to love Ubuntu, but lately, it's been plagued with problems. I switched back to Debian around Ubuntu 7's release after "upgrading" hosed my computer.


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