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Old 04-11-2009, 02:58 AM   #1
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Exclamation Ubuntu 8.10 Problem on GUI after installed

Hi to every1,

Thus anyone who installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a laptop with ATI Radeon graphics card having bad experience on booting after grub - boot kernel ends up in "tty1" display windows with login console ony. No windows for ubuntu just like booting from LiveCD.

thanks for any comment,,
Old 04-11-2009, 10:02 AM   #2
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dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

It sounds like X is not configured correctly. Before doing the following press CTRL+ALT+F7 to see if a graphics screen will come up.

If that does not work, try is booting into recovery mode and running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg. For most of the answers, take the default.

For items like screen resolution, give yourself a few choices, so you can experiment when you get the x driver running.

If you're using a proprietary driver, consider using vesa.

Of course, before doing any of this, it would not hurt to log into the X-term login, and go explore the logs under /var/log to see if you can find out why X won't come up.


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