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  1. #1
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    Orange screen after install

    I loaded 8.10 on an old Dell X200 laptop. The install went clean no errors. When it boots to the GUI all I get is an orange screen with no icons or controls. I see the mouse cursor which moves.

    I get to the login via ctrl-alt-F1.

    I tried changing the X11 driver to vesa and that made things much worse.

  2. #2
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    Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    Re: Orange screen after install

    Quote Originally Posted by gquiring View Post
    I loaded 8.10 on an old Dell X200 laptop. The install went clean no errors. When it boots to the GUI all I get is an orange screen with no icons or controls. I see the mouse cursor which moves.

    I get to the login via ctrl-alt-F1.

    I tried changing the X11 driver to vesa and that made things much worse.
    what are your computers specs? a quick google search shows it probably does not have the power to run ubuntu 8.10.

  3. #3
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    Re: Orange screen after install

    I have the same problem: an orange screen with absolutely no buttons or menus in the screen. I have attached a picture.


    It told me the Ubuntu installation was completed successfully. It even gives me the log in screen and let's me log in with my password.
    I have a gateway laptop. I had windows xp installed on it before so it is definitely able to handle an operating system as large as windows.
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  4. #4
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    Re: Orange screen after install

    Ok so I restarted the computer. I'm not sure why it got fixed, but I pressed esc and shift (not silmoltaneousky). While it was rebooting.
    It works now!!

  5. #5
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    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Orange screen after install

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