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Old 10-10-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 10.10 has crashed the graphics on my Asus Eee 1001HA

Hi there!
I'm a complete Linux noob. A friend installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my Asus Eee PC 1001HA a little while back and today it suggested I upgrade to v10.10.
I installed it and now when it boots, nothing appears on the screen. I'm guessing it's a problem with the graphics drivers. I looked at trying to roll back the kernel, but when I tried the solutions in the FAQ, my netbook froze (though I could have done something wrong...). Is there any way to fix the problem without reinstalling 10.04? - I don't want to lose the data on the primary partition! If not, how do I retrieve the data off the partition before reinstalling?
Old 10-10-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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Hi -

Please try this:

1. Log in in text mode
<= Please post back if you have any questions/problems doing this

2. Type this command (please type *exactly*):

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
<= Please post back what happens

'Hope that helps
Old 10-10-2010, 04:42 PM   #3
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try loading ubuntu 10.04 image in a USB stick drive through unetbootin start through the usb stick using the live session
mount your hard drive and backup your data.

As for the problem you are facing, it has to do with the intel driver. I have not run into it yet, so I am really not able to tell you anything..

You might as well chroot (you can find info in the web) into the hdd of the ubuntu installation and try xorgconfig (chrooting is mounting the original installation of the OS through another linux OS, so hopefully it will only affect your initial installation). I haven't tested such a solution though so handle with care

Best Regards

Old 10-11-2010, 04:38 AM   #4
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Thanks guys!
With a bootable USB I've been able to access my data, which I'm backing up right now. I'll go with the reinstall from USB, since that's more my level of know-how. Once the back-up's complete, I'll post again to confirm everything went smoothly.
Old 10-11-2010, 05:23 AM   #5
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Re-installation should always be the least option imho. It's better to try other solutions first and learn basic troubleshooting like reading error logs and configuration files... etc. coz that may help you in the future specially using linux.



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