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    Ubuntu/ Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Desktop LiveCD/DVD Problem: No Video

    Hi

    Tried to run, in order
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LiveDVD (64-bit Desktop): Burnt to DVD and booted from disk
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD (64-bit Desktop): Written to USB stick via usb-creator and booted from USB
    - Xubuntu 12.04 LiveCD (64-bit Desktop): Written to USB stick via usb-creator and booted from USB

    In each case, got the same behaviour
    - System would boot from the disk/ USB
    - Would be presented with the splah/ progress screen (the one with the dots on plain background for Ubuntu and bouncing progress bar with background image for Xubuntu)
    - After that screen would fill up with coloured noise, random black/ coloured pixels all over the screen
    - Unable to do anything other than a hard reboot

    This was with using an old NVidia GT 240 card (which works fine with Lucid 10.04.4 64-bit Desktop). Complete system specs in the signature...

    Next I went into BIOS and forced it to use the onboard Intel graphics (Intel DG33FB board with Inteal GMA 3100 graphics) and Xubuntu booted up fine and got into the desktop with no problems. Launched a few apps and all seems fine.

    Based on my advanced analytical skills (!) I conclude there is a problem with the graphics driver on the LiveCD/DVD in Ubuntu/Xubuntu.

    I guess I could fix this by installing with the onboard Intel video and then upgrade to the latest NVidia drivers via the safe mode command line (have done this many times before) but I guess I'll just wait for 12.04.1 instead!
    Intel C2D E7200 || Intel DG33FB mobo || 4 GB RAM || 64 bit Lucid/ Precise Desktops || WD Caviar Black 1TB, Green 2TB; Corsair Force 3 60GB
    Dell U2412M || Palit Sonic GT 240 (OC'd NVidia card) || Logitech Quickcam Connect || Acer 3300U Scanner

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    Re: Ubuntu/ Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Desktop LiveCD/DVD Problem: No Video

    I have the same problem running Xubuntu 12.04 64b on my ASUS A6M notebook (Turion X2, GF6100). I haven't tried 32b version, 64b Ubuntus 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 run fine. I use the same Xubuntu on my desktop (Athlon X2, AMD690G, HD3850) without problems.

    It looks like only a test installer may do the job, but not for sure :/

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    Re: Ubuntu/ Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Desktop LiveCD/DVD Problem: No Video

    Have filed a bug for this:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...au/+bug/993907

    Please open this and indicate this affects you, if you are using GT 240 and face this problem as well.
    Intel C2D E7200 || Intel DG33FB mobo || 4 GB RAM || 64 bit Lucid/ Precise Desktops || WD Caviar Black 1TB, Green 2TB; Corsair Force 3 60GB
    Dell U2412M || Palit Sonic GT 240 (OC'd NVidia card) || Logitech Quickcam Connect || Acer 3300U Scanner

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    Re: Ubuntu/ Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Desktop LiveCD/DVD Problem: No Video

    Tried with Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon 64-bit) Live DVD on USB and faced the exactly same situation
    - Coloured noise on NVidia
    - All well on integrated Intel graphics (G33)

    Not suprising I guess seeing how Mint 13 is directly derived from Precise.

    To try something else, I installed Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon 64-bit) to another large USB and booted from it (using the Intel graphics).

    I then followed the instructions I'd written earlier for installing the proprietary NVidia drivers (link) with some minor tweaks.

    Now posting this from Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon 64-bit) running off the larger USB and with the NVidia graphics running fine!!

    Long story short, the same should work on Precise as well, will give it a shot when I have some time and report... But Cinnamon is such a blessing (over Unity) that I'm tempted...
    Intel C2D E7200 || Intel DG33FB mobo || 4 GB RAM || 64 bit Lucid/ Precise Desktops || WD Caviar Black 1TB, Green 2TB; Corsair Force 3 60GB
    Dell U2412M || Palit Sonic GT 240 (OC'd NVidia card) || Logitech Quickcam Connect || Acer 3300U Scanner

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    Re: Ubuntu/ Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Desktop LiveCD/DVD Problem: No Video

    Problem persists in 12.04.1

    Interestingly the corrupted Desktop screen contained parts of the Snow Mountain track in Tuxcart. My son was playing this in Lucid just before I restarted and booted into Precise via USB stick...

    Here's the screen photo, see the bug report for complete details:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...au/+bug/993907
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    Intel C2D E7200 || Intel DG33FB mobo || 4 GB RAM || 64 bit Lucid/ Precise Desktops || WD Caviar Black 1TB, Green 2TB; Corsair Force 3 60GB
    Dell U2412M || Palit Sonic GT 240 (OC'd NVidia card) || Logitech Quickcam Connect || Acer 3300U Scanner

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    Re: Ubuntu/ Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Desktop LiveCD/DVD Problem: No Video

    try all the boot flags when

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