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Old 03-14-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
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Adding irqpoll to /etc/default/grub file - installation 99% there !

I have been helped by repo in this post

Here's a quick resume:

I made changes in the grub menu for just one boot
I selected the first option Ubuntu with Linux 2.6.35-27-generic
edited the Linux / quiet splash by adding irqpoll to the end.
I rebooted and the system booted correctly into the GUI.

I then tried to edit the /etc/default/grub file by booting into the recovery mode, opening a terminal, using command sudo vi /etc/default/grub and adding irqpoll to the end of the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX DEFAULT="quiet splash". Followed by update-grub to update the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file

Unfortunately when I try to reboot I find that the system will not boot and hangs as before on the purple screen after a logon.

I know that I have edited the /etc/default/grub file correctly because I have confirmed this by reviewing the file.

So my question is why does the "one boot method" work but the edit file method not work ? I must be doing something wrong.

Hopefully one of you experts out there will know the answer !!
Old 03-14-2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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Hi there, Just thought I'd let you know for completeness....

I just managed to see my own stupid typo error. !!!

I forgot to include the irqpoll within the ""
So full line reads
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX DEFAULT="quiet splash irqpoll"

My Laptop now boots straight into into GUI
Now I can explore UBUNTU !!!!


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