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  1. #1
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    Seriously disappointed.

    Okay, I'm seriously disappointed with the new distribution. I upgraded from my 7.10 installation, (which worked perfectly by the way, i loved it) and when i upgraded it completely messed with my graphics. When i rebooted the screen just became messed up, and i really couldn't do much whatsoever. So I've ordered myself a disk and i have to wipe my whole installation i think. but i insert my live disk, and with all previous live disks it comes with an option to "boot in safe graphics mode." however, 8.04 doesn't have this option, so when i boot it up the graphics fail completely, so i can't install the new version. What do i do? I am seriously disappointed in this, i've been using Ubuntu for 2-3 years, and I love it, had some problems with it but nothing like this where i can't really install it.

    Could I please have some help?

    Regards, Para

    --edit-- i upgraded from 7.10, sorry.
    Last edited by paranoiahax; June 2nd, 2008 at 07:18 PM.

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    Re: Seriously disappointed.

    You were asking a lot to upgrade two versions in one go, if that is really what you did. It is only supposed to be done from one LTS version to the next LTS version or from one version to the immediate next one.

    I can't help with your graphics problem, but I think you may need the alternate install CD, or perhaps use the straight install option on the live CD (I don't actually know if there is an alternate version this time) and see if that gives you options for graphics safe mode. My hardware fits this version in the same way as all the previous ones, and I've found it to be brilliant and stable, with no real problems. I'm sorry that isn't your situation as well, but some hardware is much easier than others, and that can't be entirely blamed on ubuntu, but partly with the makers of video cards etc.

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    Re: Seriously disappointed.

    I'm using a Zepto laptop, with Nvidia graphics (GeForce 7600 I believe). How do I get my xorg config up when I can't go into bash? Is it located in a file somewhere on my partition?

    P.S. I wasn't having a "bitching" session, I was merely stating that my old version (7.10, read up) worked perfectly with my graphics card as did all my other ones.

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    Re: Seriously disappointed.

    Try choosing the the recovery option from the grub menu. This should drop you to a root shell. Then
    Code:
     cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Paste the output here.

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    Re: Seriously disappointed.

    okay thanks, shall do

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    Re: Seriously disappointed.

    okay here's my xorg conf:

    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
    # values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
    #
    # You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
    # For example:
    # 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 "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    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"
    Boardname "vesa"
    Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
    Driver "nv"
    Screen 0
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    Vendorname "Plug 'n' Play"
    Modelname "Plug 'n' Play"
    modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
    Gamma 1.0
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Defaultdepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Virtual 640 480
    Modes "640x480@60"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
    Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    Section "Module"
    Load "glx"
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "v4l"
    EndSection
    Section "device" #
    Identifier "device1"
    Boardname "vesa"
    Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
    Driver "nv"
    Screen 1
    EndSection
    Section "screen" #
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Defaultdepth 24
    Monitor "monitor1"
    EndSection
    Section "monitor" #
    Identifier "monitor1"
    Gamma 1.0
    EndSection
    Section "ServerFlags"
    EndSection
    if this is any help

    Thanks in advance, Para

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    Re: Seriously disappointed.

    What does
    Code:
    dpkg -l |grep nvidia-glx
    say?

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    Re: Seriously disappointed.

    You could try to boot in recovery and use the xfix option. It's supposedly bulletproof

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    Re: Seriously disappointed.

    erm.. i actually have no idea what it means, as i've never really configured xorg myself. but it says this:

    ii nvidia-glx-new 169.12+2.6.24.12-16.34 NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org 'new' driver
    anyway, i've managed to copy my old xorg text into the xorg config file, booted up ubuntu and it works

    however, my resolution is TINY and compiz has stopped working... any ideas?
    I've tried changing by resolution but all that's listed is 800x600 and 640x480..

    so i dunno how to change it.

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    Re: Seriously disappointed.

    Quote Originally Posted by paranoiahax View Post
    erm.. i actually have no idea what it means, as i've never really configured xorg myself. but it says this:



    anyway, i've managed to copy my old xorg text into the xorg config file, booted up ubuntu and it works

    however, my resolution is TINY and compiz has stopped working... any ideas?
    I've tried changing by resolution but all that's listed is 800x600 and 640x480..

    so i dunno how to change it.
    Did you copy the file in its entirety or just the relevant lines?

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