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Old 11-06-2007, 07:26 AM   #1
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Kubuntu LiveCD force graphics

i am trying to boot the Kubuntu Gutsy Desktop CD, but X refuses to start, or at least, if it does i can't see anything. I'm wondering if there is a way to force radeon drivers at boot.

it's the amd64 vers of the disc, with a radeon x1600. Force safe graphics doesn't work either. i have had the same issue runnin the fedora core liveCD. any help would be great.

Thanks, Matt
Old 11-06-2007, 08:02 PM   #2
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amd64 32bit or 64bit(yes despite the name it comes in both architectures)? find that out then ensure that you are downloading the correct version of the iso.
you say x refuses to start. do you get a shell prompt? have you tried running "startx?" at the prompt?
Old 11-06-2007, 11:18 PM   #3
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x64, definately.

after the screen blanks (when X should be starting), can change to a shell (alt+F1), login and startx tells me that it cant connect to the window server, it is already running on display 0. if it isnt delete blah blah blah..


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