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Thread: Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

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    Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

    Hello.

    I was using Ubuntu 7.10 and upgraded to 8.04. After reboot, I typed login and password and after 5 or 10 seconds nothing worked except mouse (screen was completely frozen). I reboot (with power button) and freezes again...

    I downloaded installation cd and tried to re-install it, but installation freezes too... After 2 or 3 tries I started installation with noacpi option and installation was succefully completed. But after login freezes again!!.

    I reinstalled it with alternate cd, but nothing changes

    Windows XP and Ubuntu 7.10 worked fine, but 8.04 doesn't.

    My laptop is Toshiba M30X 166 (has an ATI Radeon Mobility 9700)... anybody can help me please?

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    Re: Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

    I know this doesn't help much, but I think it's to do with your graphics chip. My laptop does something very similar and looking around everything points to it being the graphics. The only thing I can suggest is to boot into recovery mode, and on a command line download and install the ATI drivers.

    This may help:

    p://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Installing_ATI_drivers

    It looks scary but it's not so bad!

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    Re: Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

    I tried installing ATI propietary drivers but I had no luck Freezes again, and again, and again....
    Last edited by pep_dj; May 3rd, 2008 at 08:57 PM.

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    Re: Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

    The same problem for me.

    Few seconds after boot, my laptop freezes.
    There is also some difference in the Restricted Drivers - different graphics card driver than in 7.10 and there is no firmware for broadcom 43xx.

    My laptop is ASUS A7D.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

    Hi guys,

    Same problem on Toshiba Satellite due to the graphics card (ATI Radeon 9600). I solved it out using the "graphic safe mode" (F4 for installation mode before starting).

    Then, once you are logged in, the system would ask you for installing restricted drivers (ATI drivers).

    Hope that will help.
    Cheers from Spain!

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    Re: Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

    Thanks elgaelo ( yo también soy de España! )

    When ubuntu is installed in safe graphics mode, and then you install restricted drivers... ubuntu is working correctly?... compiz??

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    Re: Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

    In terms of graphic card, it does work well (if compiz is the extra animated window system, it also does).

    But I'm having a serious and clumsy issue with the touchpad.. don't know why but I need to have a usb mouse plugged-in otherwise the system hangs. There's a very annoying thing and I'll post a new thread in case sb has dealt with it.

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    Re: Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

    Thanks, I'll try it and I'll post the result.

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    Re: Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

    I installed in safe graphics mode and installed ok, but resolution was not ok and compiz doesn't work, so I installed envyng to automatically install ATI drivers. envyng asked me to reboot, and when rebooted pc freezes again.......

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    Re: Hardy Heron Freezes on my laptop :(

    Just in case I could help you... Would you please post your xorg.conf file? This is my default xorg.conf file generated by the xserver when booting on safe graphics mode.

    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    	Driver		"synaptics"
    	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
    	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
    	Option		"Protocol"		"auto-dev"
    	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    This allows me to login and set, later on, the restricted ATI driver enabling compiz.

    Try it out!

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