View Full Version : [kubuntu] Kubuntu Heron livecd works, but Ibex freezes at desktop

Psycho Sonic
December 20th, 2008, 05:10 AM
First: Yes, the md5 and disc-check worked fine.

Ibex of both Ubuntu and Kubuntu (I prefer KDE) won't work whenever I use the LiveCD or Wubi. It just freezes when I the mouse appears (sometimes when the desktop appears) and my drive lights start flashing, whether I'm in Safemode or normal. I was wondering if my comp doesn't like Ubuntu, but Heron works fine (kubuntu).

Gateway M405 Notebook (crappy '03 laptop)
1300 mhz Celeron M
1 gig Ram
Terrible Intel Graphics Controller
(btw, I'm switching from XP)

Any help would be appreciated. Unfortunately my wireless card wasn't detected in Heron, while the wiki says it should be...

Psycho Sonic
December 20th, 2008, 09:10 PM
Bumpan this. Anyone have any ideas?

December 20th, 2008, 10:43 PM
I'd bet KDE 4 is the culprit. Hardy Heron uses KDE 3.
If you want KDE 4, I suppose you could try openSUSE.

Psycho Sonic
December 21st, 2008, 01:59 AM
Well, I've got Hardy installed on here now. I would think KDE 4 was the problem, but Ubuntu Ibex wasn't working either.

Also, after updating just now, my battery meter disappeared. Wut?