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Ergo0100
August 3rd, 2009, 01:05 AM
Hi!

I installed ubuntu 6.06 to my old pc but when I boot it shows three orange stripes and other strange colours. I supposed that I was in the login screen so i entered my username and password and the stripes changed colour. How can I fix it? I installed ubuntu with a virtual machine in another computer and then insertd the HDD in the old PC. I'll attach images later!

Please help!

Thanks!

Ergo0100

Temposs
August 3rd, 2009, 02:19 AM
Ubuntu 6.06 is no longer supported. You should install Ubuntu 9.04, probably. It may work better on your computer, as well.

Ergo0100
August 3rd, 2009, 03:37 PM
Also tried ubuntu 9.04 and 8.04 and other releases but the same happens...

Ergo0100
August 15th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Hey! Please I need that computer running Ubuntu Soon!!!

jrothwell97
August 15th, 2009, 04:53 PM
We can't help without more information. Can you boot from the Live CD OK?

Ergo0100
August 18th, 2009, 10:17 PM
I have uninstalled Ubuntu and installed PuppyLinux. It's running well from LiveCD. I have a Ubuntu LiveCD that seems to work well but before it starts GNOME the monitor goes off (the green light turns orange)... What can I do?!

Buuntu
August 18th, 2009, 10:19 PM
What are your system specs?

stinger30au
August 18th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Hey! Please I need that computer running Ubuntu Soon!!!

like previous posters have said, 6.06 is no longer supported, stop wasting your time

get at least 8.04, better yet 9.04

Ergo0100
August 18th, 2009, 11:32 PM
Well... Now I'm writing this in Puppy Linux in LiveCD. The Xvesa and Xorg works perfect! put whe I tried to load the generic drivers it hanged and showed me alternated little stripes (black-white-black-white and so on...) Now the specs:

HDD: 38 GB
RAM: 512 MB
Processor: AMD T-Bird at 1.20Ghz.
Graphic Card: Inno S3 Savage 3D 64 MB
Lectors: 1 DVD-CD drive (works good), 1 CD drive (not good), 1 floppy disk
Others: 2 USB and 1 Ethernet.

Hopes that helps!

PS: I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 in the HDD but using VMware. when i plugged the HDD to this PC it have started GNOME but showed me orange stripes. I supposed that I was in the login screen so i entered my username and password and the stripes changed colour... That means that the problem is the video card and the drivers...

Buuntu
August 19th, 2009, 02:45 AM
Try installing Xubuntu, it works better for computers with low system specs. While your ram and video card should support Ubuntu fine, they may work better in Xubuntu.

pedro3005
August 19th, 2009, 03:32 AM
Also, if you don't have some special reason, you could stick with Puppy Linux or use something like Arch or Slackware, which can be customized to run fast on low end PCs.

Ergo0100
August 22nd, 2009, 09:06 PM
Problem solved! The stupid monitor is too old... I dunno why but whe i use a HP 7540 monitor it works perfectly. Now I have ubuntu running good in the PC! Thanks!