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Old 06-14-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Problems Installing Ubuntu

Hi Rick here.

I have upgraded to Ubuntu and it works great on my AMD computer. I now tried to put it on my other laptop witch has a intel processor in it and it isen't working very well. Most of the time the nav. bar doesen't come up.

Is there a version of Ubuntu for intel base computers and where can I get one.

Thank you

Old 06-14-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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It should work equally well on either system. AMD and Intel are the same "class" of machine (x86 or x64, as opposed to powerPC, Sparc, armel, etc). What are the specs of the two machines? Are you using 32-bit or 64-bit ubuntu (and what version)?
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Ubuntu is not processor specific, your problem originates elsewhere. Likely some of the hardware in your laptop has some compatibility issues or needs non-free items installed.
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You may wish to try a "lighter" version of the ubuntu-based distros, like the one here:
on your laptop. How muc RAM does it have?
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@rj710 - I have fixed your thread title to make it relevant to the problem.
Old 06-17-2010, 12:48 PM   #6
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You need to install intel graphics drivers to get back your nav. bar. it is there but it will not show up untill you install the proprietary intel driversand reboot. check your laptop to get the name of the driver. google it to find the linux version of the driver. Also ask in the ubuntu forums to get the drivers if it is available. install restart then your laptop will be fine. If driver is not available I would recommend PCLOS to your laptop. my laptop has intel graphics which is not supported by mint. PCLOS has drivers for intel graphics card. Linux mint does not have drivers so as ubuntu i suppose.I mean drivers for PCI Express card or Agp card. The following link may help


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