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Old 02-19-2006, 11:56 PM   #1
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Ubuntu wont start properly

I just installed Ubuntu in a dual boot config. I select Ubuntu on the boot select screen and Ubuntu loads. Once it finishes loading, I just get this really messed up looking screen. It just some colors that are "smeared" across the screen. It probably has something to do with the video drivers. How do I fix this?

Oh yeah I downloaded the DVD version: ubuntu-5.10-dvd-i386.iso.torrent

Did I download the wrong one? Other choices were the following 2:
ubuntu-5.10-dvd-amd64.iso.torrent or

I have a Intel based computer. It has the following specs:

Intel P4 520 Processor
Asus PTGD1-LA(HP a630n motherboard)
Corsair Value Select 512 X 2 PC3200 Memory
Infineon 256 X 2 PC3200 Memory
MSI 128MB 6800
Maxtor 6L200MO
Asus CD-Rom Drive and Lite-On DVD+RW Drive
Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430 Watt Power Supply
Windows XP Pro/SP2

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Old 02-20-2006, 11:49 AM   #2
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You downloaded the right one. When you get to the loaded screen, hit CTRL+Alt+F2 (or any other F number). Then log in and type sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg go back through the setup and try selecting the generic VESA driver for your graphics.

Then you should be able to CTRL+Alt+F7 (or find the one with the graphics screen) and if it's blurred still hit CTRL+ALT+Backspace to reboot the xserver. Keep doing this until you fine the right driver.


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