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cekaay
December 5th, 2008, 04:28 PM
I'm fairly new to the Ubuntu community. So this might sound nooby...

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 8.04 on to a dell inspiron 5160. Everything seems perfect till the point before the log in screen. I tried googling around a bit and suspect that the display card (XGI Volari XP5) is not being detected correctly. I saw this thread and tried the steps mentioned there.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/configuring-xgi-volari-xp5-video-card-on-a-dell-inspiron-5160.html

The problem is that I dont get the blue screen and the message that this thread mentions about.

Is there a way I can get to the terminal before the log in screen?

Any comments, help, suggestions greatly appreciated ..

Thanks