View Full Version : [ubuntu] Screen flickers and blacks out

April 27th, 2010, 12:45 AM
After I installed 9.0.4 I started it up and my screen flickers and goes black every few seconds. I can't seem to stop that

Hp Dual Core 4200
3 gigs of Ram
WD 500 HDD Sata 7200
Radeon 4350 HD video card 512 Ram

I'm Hoping this can be remedied easily

Thank you

April 27th, 2010, 12:49 AM
Hey, is this your first Ubuntu install? I was having similar problems with 9.10 on my MSI netbook. It was fixed with a bios update, but I also hear the problem has been fixed in 10.04.

Have you tried any different versions of Ubuntu? It may be a hardware problem that is fixable if you tinker with 9.04, but more easily fixable on a newer version of ubuntu.

April 27th, 2010, 04:30 AM
Yes, I am new to Ubuntu. I'll check out the beta version and see what happens

Thanks for your help

April 27th, 2010, 04:34 AM
Cool, give it a go. It may not work of course so try booting from a CD or USB first.

April 27th, 2010, 04:37 AM
I forgot to mention I did the live CD before the install and it did the same thing with 9.0.4

I will do the live CD with the beta version for sure

Thanks again for your help

May 17th, 2010, 06:28 PM
I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 and almost everything is working well. However I cannot get Java to work I've installed the "Open JDK 6 Runtime and the "Iced Tea Java Plugin" and it still will not work. When I click on a game to open it starts to load and stops.

There must be some way to do this.

I am a new user to Ubuntu and I've read where you can go into the terminal to fix Java, but I have no clue in there. I would like to have an easy to understand way to fix Java in the terminal