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Old 09-25-2005, 10:26 PM   #1
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Ubuntu Install Error

Hi, I'm trying to switch from SUSE to Ubuntu but so far to no avail.

I downloaded, burned, and installed kubuntu and it seemed to install just fine. After installing all the packages it restarted the system and I got the login screen. I logged in and it froze, completely unresponsive to everything including ctrl-alt-backspace, ctrl-alt-f1

I figured there was some data corruption.

I then downloaded the Ubuntu Breezy release. Performed the md5sum which it passed. Then I burned it with data verification and everything seemed ok.

I installed Ubuntu, the installation seemed to go fine just as before. I get the gnome login screen. I login and it freezes, it's playing the default login sound and it's caught in a one second loop, completely unresponsive.

I have a compaq presario V2305CA, all the specs are here:

if anyone has any ideas please let me know as I would like to have this working.
Old 09-27-2005, 12:48 PM   #2
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at what speed did u burn the disc
i find a max of 8x seems to work best

also breezy is still in beta, hoary is stable ...
Old 09-27-2005, 10:44 PM   #3
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The cd was fine for sure, I don't remember what speed I used but I used data verification after so it checked it against the image and all was good.

However, here's the good news, I'm posting this from Ubuntu Breezy right now!!

I saw my comp-sci friend today and he fixed it in seconds, here's what to do:

1. Boot into recovery mode. It will get you to a command line.

2. Type: sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

3. Find the section titled: Section "Device"

4. As the last entry under "Device" add the line: Option "NoAccel"

5. Ctrl-O to save

6. Ctrl-X to exit

7. Reboot in normal mode

8. Rejoice that your mouse will work and Gnome will load and that once again, everything is good in the world!

I hope this works for you too Coffeegeek
Old 09-28-2005, 09:25 AM   #4
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