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Old 08-16-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
lobwedge
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Dell 1100 running ubuntu 9.04 in dual boot.


Screen goes blank. Dell Inspiron 1100 with 640 MB , A32 BIOS with 8 MB video. Will only work in 800x600 mode. Also, fails to detect Dynex DX-BNBC wireless card
 
Old 09-16-2009, 09:44 AM   #2
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Screen goes blank. Dell Inspiron 1100 with 640 MB , A32 BIOS with 8 MB video. Will only work in 800x600 mode. Also, fails to detect Dynex DX-BNBC wireless card
which distributon are you using?
 
Old 09-16-2009, 10:00 AM   #3
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Screen goes blank. Dell Inspiron 1100 with 640 MB , A32 BIOS with 8 MB video. Will only work in 800x600 mode. Also, fails to detect Dynex DX-BNBC wireless card
I have exactly the same problem on a Dell Inspiron 1100 that has almost identical config too. Did you get a resolution to the problem?

What can you do when the screen boot up to blank, besides power it off? Is there a way to boot it into text mode?

I tried many things on this laptop, tried installing various Linux distro on it and got very mixed results. It has been a great learning experience, or a great source of frustration. It is all in the perspective, I guess.
 
  


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