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Old 12-18-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Question cant boot with my wifi card :(


Hello all,

i installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my desktop computer, the live cd worked fine. my wifi worked there. but after installation completion i didnt get any screen. all black. nothing after the grub menu. i dettached my TP-Link TL-WN353G wireless PCI card and it worked fine. now what to do?

strange, the wifi card works fine on Ubuntu Live CD and on win XP. please guide
 
Old 12-18-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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remove the card and then go to the grub.conf and delete "quiet" and "splash" ,put on your card and restart,and see what gives you
 
Old 12-19-2010, 12:55 AM   #3
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i have tried that. but no betterment
during boot i pressed 'e' and deleted quite and splash and then ctrl-X but still the same result. the screen goes black. please advise

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Old 12-19-2010, 04:55 AM   #4
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please post your grub.conf.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 01:52 PM   #5
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Here's my grub:

Quote:
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --nofloppy --fs-uuid --set 7a326a94-770a-4b65-b7b6-c45fa307c\fcc
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=7a326a94-770a-4b65-b\7d6-c45a307cfcc ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
and here is what i have tried already:
press e and delete 'quiet splash' and then boot
press e and replace 'quiet splash' with nomodeset and then boot

nothing works ):
 
Old 12-19-2010, 02:24 PM   #6
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ok,try this
on the black screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get the terminal.

log in and type the following command

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

a wizard will shows up that allows you to change xorg settings. leave everything as it is until you get to the DRIVER section. select the "VESA" driver. you could also try the "NV" too. continue with leaving everything else as it is.

sudo reboot
 
Old 12-19-2010, 10:22 PM   #7
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Sorry ilvista

i gave up on Ubuntu last night. i was not only having this problem but another one also. like i said i could login when i removed my PCI wifi card. so i got into the gnome and within one minute an error occurred that my HDD has bad sectors. i have a Seagate HDD, i downloaded their tool to scan my HDD. it came up with nothing, no errors. i also used this other tool called HDD Regenerator. that also came up with nothing, no errors. XP runs fine, win7 runs fine. but Ubuntu kept on finding errors on my HDD. so i thought of not trying Ubuntu until i change my PC because i sensed that otherwise it would be a constant pain in the arse ...
thanks for helping out though. sorry i couldn't try your last ctrl+alt+F1 thing
 
Old 12-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #8
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Maybe another distro, like Mint, will work?

You can also download VirtualBox, and use Linux without risking your data or leaving Windows.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 09:48 AM   #9
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Can you post the output of lspci and lsusb with the card inserted?
 
Old 12-20-2010, 10:44 AM   #10
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Can you post the output of lspci and lsusb with the card inserted?
The OP said he gave up on Linux.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 01:37 PM   #11
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It is a sad thing you gave up.But it happens..no worried but it is true you can keep using Linux while using Windows in Virtual Box..But i suggest try it once with a fresh installation of Ubuntu..
 
Old 12-20-2010, 02:35 PM   #12
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Can you post the output of lspci and lsusb with the card inserted?
i deleted Ubuntu and installed XP instead. even if i had Ubuntu, there was no way of getting to GNOME with the card inserted. GNOME was only accessible with the card dettached

thankyou people, i will try virtual box
 
  


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