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December 2nd, 2011, 10:22 PM
i want to try the alpha ver of precise in this HP Pavilion Desktop with an AMD processor and a Nvidia GE Force 6150 SE but i am having problems after installation,i just get a blank screen.i switched the hard drive to my intel machine and it boots up no problem,how ever i get an ugly gnome 3 shell.i am wondering if any one else is having such a problem.thanks guys...

December 2nd, 2011, 10:34 PM
dkms has been trying to install the wrong driver for me , at the blank screen use ctrl+alt+F1 to get to a terminal , login and run
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current . if that don't do it download the 290.10 driver direct from nvidia and hand install it .

December 2nd, 2011, 11:08 PM
I have the same setup. Pavillion desktop, amd processor and nvidia 6150le card. Have you installed any other versions of Ubuntu and obtained the same results? I have. In order to get it past the black screen I had to pass the kernel command "nomodeset" even after installing the nvidia drivers for the card. Hopefully this helps!

- Red

December 3rd, 2011, 02:18 AM
yes i have,oneiric actually works great but no the alpha pangolin.well at least i have ubuntu...:P

December 3rd, 2011, 02:38 AM
You could try to get precise the way I did it. I already had 11.10 in a spare partition that I used for testing and I converted to precise with a few commands. My settings were picked up and my Nvidia driver was updated. Everything worked and was very stable.

This are the commands

sudo sed -i 's/oneiric/precise/g' /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

To verify that you have the Precise kernel installed you can enter:

lsb_release -a