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January 31st, 2012, 07:36 PM
Hello everybody I'm new at Ubuntu I just install ubuntu 11.1 on my pc at work I'm just trying to get it to work but I cant i been trying for day now n I cant see to find a way I have a emachines w3115 with amd sempron and nvidia graphic card ... I start the pc and after bios it goes black I type ctrl+alt+f1 I logging and but my password and that as far as I can get I try some codes from some forums but I can get them to work .
I would really appreciate the help.

Artificial Intelligence
January 31st, 2012, 07:43 PM
Hi Ranziel,

I guess this is your computer computer? http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/emachines-w3115-sempron-3100/1707-3118_7-32088889.html

Can you provide links on what you have tried and what didn't work?

February 1st, 2012, 04:26 PM
yeah thats it right now i just installed a old cd of ubuntu 9.something and it work but it is really slow i would like to upgrade to ubunt 11.10 but when i did the screen would go black after the bios and i couldn't get it to work is the any way i could get it to run fine and fast :(

February 2nd, 2012, 07:56 AM
Default Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity won't run smooth on such a low specs machine anyway. Try Xubuntu (http://www.xubuntu.org/getubuntu#oneiric), or even lighter - Lubuntu (http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/11.10/release/) on it. I prefer downloading via torrents for their speed and reliability (automatic integrity check while downloading).

Try in live mode first (via a live cd or usb) to see if your hardware is supported. In case of problems, please try the various boot options (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions). If they don't help, post back here.

February 3rd, 2012, 02:48 PM
thank u man im gonna try lubuntu and see how that work