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Old 02-10-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Problem with Video


Hi guys

I am new to Ubuntu, I installed the latest version and when i turn it on i get like a distortion of the screen, i would gladly post a picture of it but i have no where to post it here. I am running Amd Opteron 175 with DFI Expert and GeForce 7800GT i made a partition on my Vista, any help would be great.

Guys I uploaded the pictures as you can see it has the distorted window in background and it just sits there saying 128%, any help would be great.

Thank you,
Joe
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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You will need to rerun the X configuration tool.
Also, what video card do you have?

Did you install the proper drivers for the card?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 05:32 PM   #3
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I am very sorry but i am new, my card is Nvidia GeForce 7800GT, how do i rerun the X tool, I didnt install the drivers for card cause i cant it just sits there and does not give me option.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 08:33 PM   #4
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Anyone here can help me install UBUNTU ?

Thanks

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:28 AM   #5
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joek71:

So,

(1) you burned a live CD with Ubuntu on it. Which version of Ubuntu?

(2) You put the Ubuntu CD into your CD drive and rebooted your machine.

(3) Ubuntu booted and ran correctly on your machine from the Live CD, and then you decided to install Ubuntu permanently on your hard disk.

(4) You chose the 'Install' option, allowed Ubuntu to use a PORTION of your Windows hard drive, turned it loose for 20 minutes or so, and the installation completed successfully.

(5) You rebooted your machine, selected Ubuntu as the OS to boot, and have arrived at the situation you now face.

Can you tell us if this is what happened, or at what point things deviated from what I have written above?

Frank.

(PS I'll be away for a day or two. If you don't get other help before then, I'll be back).
 
Old 02-11-2010, 01:02 AM   #6
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Yes thats exactly what happened but when i load it up i get that distorted window and the other window says checking partition.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 01:04 PM   #7
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joek71:

Sorry, but I don't understand this. The pictures you post say something about checking a partition. AFAIK, that only happens when you are INSTALLING from the CD, not AFTER it is installed. I also don't get why it would say 128%? Like, 100% is not enough?

Are you sure that you tested Ubuntu on the Live CD first? You actually booted Ubuntu from the Live CD and bypassed Windows completely -- ie Windows never started up at all, only Ubuntu did?

Did you try to install Ubuntu inside of Windows using WUBI, or did you try to install it directly on the hardware?

I really don't understand fully what is going on here.

Frank.
 
Old 02-13-2010, 12:26 AM   #8
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Thank you for your time, and all your help. I got it to install and i update the Nvidia drivers. All is great, now trying to learn Linux, I use to use Sun Solaris in 1994 so kind forgot how to do all of this.
 
Old 02-13-2010, 08:40 AM   #9
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joek71

Glad you got it going. I didn't realize you had some Unix experience.

Have fun with your new toy.

Frank.
 
  


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