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Thread: install then dead

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    Unhappy install then dead

    My desktop is a P4, with 1gb ram. Video card on motherboard. Ethernet card. Very basic.
    Downloaded Ubuntu 8, and created a CD. Installed to a separate, physical drive; under WinXP, with dual boot option.

    The instal seemed to go ok: no error messages. Dual boot is ok. Up comes the ubuntu login screen. After entering userid and pwrd, .... nothing. A blank screen (black), and no response from keyboard.

    can anyone help, please?

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    Re: install then dead

    8.04 or 8.10 ?


    give us your motherboard specs, make/ model or chipset

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    Re: install then dead

    8.10
    MB has intel chipset

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    Re: install then dead

    lets give this a try, startup and choose recovery mode, then choose root shell.

    now run this command after you log on

    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    follow the onscreen directions, this should help to at least get you to the desktop.

    if it works' installing your video drivers is another story.

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    Re: install then dead

    done. went thru the screen to select keyboard, etc.
    the effect now is an orange screen instead of black. I can see the mouse move across the screen.
    maybe I will try 8.04 instead of 8.10

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    Re: install then dead

    reboot again !

    also lets stay with 8.10 for now.

    we are getting close, i am assuming getting it going will be easier ..

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    Re: install then dead

    reboot does nothing.

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    Re: install then dead

    lets try to reinstall ubuntu desktop

    in the same shell type

    sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

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