Dear Ubuntu folk,
I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on an older laptop last night and it has crashed 3 times in the last 24 hours. Each time this has happed, I have been in the middle of using either Chrome or Chromium and the screen becomes unreadable and covered in lots of grey and white horizontal lines. To get things back to normal, I have to force the machine to shut down.
It's an oldish laptop (Acer TravelMate 2420 - about 6 years old) but it has been running Ubuntu 10.10 without any hiccups for 6 months. After checking the FAQ, I thought the VGA card might be relevant and after checking in the Terminal I have found out these details about the VGA card:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
I installed Narwhal from a bootable CD and completely deleted anything on the machine that existed previously.
Has anyone got any suggestions of how to cope with this? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!