View Full Version : [ubuntu] GNOME display manager hanging install?

December 15th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Hello Ubuntu Fans :popcorn:
Have been trying this install about a half dozen times now only to have the system hang when checking the display manager as best I can figure. I am using the Ubuntu Live 810iso which has required restoring my winXP partition between installs.
So I get this popup saying "Display server has been shutdown about 6 time in the last 90 seconds. IT IS LIKELY THAT SOMETHING BAD IS GOING ON. Waiting 2 minutes before trying again on display :0." I press enter to satisfy the OK so the window closes.
Here is the screen after the popup closes:
Starting GNOME display manager...
Starting System Tools Backends system-tools-backends OK
Starting deferred execution scheduler atd OK
Starting periodic command scheduler crond OK
Enabling additional executable binary format binfmt-support OK
Checking battery state... OK
This is how the screen stays as the popup keeps comming back every few minutes.
Tried 'shutdown' at this point but its in a loop and I have to power off and start over.
After thought, would 'syshalt' interupt the loop or some other command?

Think I need that alternate install disk I read about or a way to get to a command prompt to setup up a workable display senario. Crash read about linux is a must.
Here is my system:
System mfg VIA Technologies, Inc.
System model VT8363
System type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1529Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Award 6.00 PG, 9/27/2001
SMBIOS Version 2.2

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
Driver nv4_mini.sys ( 1/18/2005

So ... Just wanted to say Hello to this forum and seek your help as to what is going on and how to get to a working install of Ubuntu.
Thanks in advance.
Just Grayelve

December 15th, 2008, 05:36 PM
try it with the alternate install cd:

p.s. from where u got this driver information?

December 15th, 2008, 05:39 PM
I have in the past run ubuntu on a very similar system (video card that is) so I suspect you can get it to work.
As mentioned above, try the alternate desktop installer. It installs the same system, but without requiring a graphical environment during the install.

December 15th, 2008, 06:15 PM
DieB Here is a link I saved: http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-9755/README/
Hope it is of some help.
Just Grayelve

Thanks for the replys ... Will try alternate cd

December 15th, 2008, 06:46 PM
are those in Hardware&Drivers not suiting yours?