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piroko
February 21st, 2009, 11:06 PM
Following the instructions from another thread, I went to do the following:


gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
add 'noapic' to the line '#defoptions='
update grub


But, when I go to run 'gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst' I get this error:

(gedit:10772):Gtk-warning**:Cannot open display



I have no idea why it's happening, but I had the exact same error, and here's how I fixed it:

At the grub boot screen, use your arrow keys to highlight "kernel /boot/linuz-2.6.15-25-386 root=/dev/sda3 ro quiet splash" (your exact paths and numbers might be a little dfferent). Then type 'e' to edit the boot options; you will be taken to another screen. Append 'noapic' to the end of the boot options, and hit enter. Then just type 'b' to boot. Dapper should then boot normally.

To make these changes permanent, do the following:

Code:

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

and append 'noapic' to the line the says "#defoptions=", then

Code:

update grub

and reboot. I took this help info from another post, none of it is original, but if I find the original post where I dea this, I will link to it from here.

EDIT: Here's the original link: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...ht=MP-BIOS+bug

piroko
February 21st, 2009, 11:57 PM
bumptiy bump bumpfor heeelp.

snova
February 22nd, 2009, 01:19 AM
Following the instructions from another thread, I went to do the following:


gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
add 'noapic' to the line '#defoptions='
update grub


But, when I go to run 'gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst' I get this error:

(gedit:10772):Gtk-warning**:Cannot open display

If you don't have graphics working, Gedit can't run.

Use nano, it's a terminal editor.


sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst

Find the line starting with '#defoptions', remove the # character, and put 'noapic' at the end. Then press Ctrl-X to exit.

piroko
February 22nd, 2009, 03:06 AM
If you don't have graphics working, Gedit can't run.

Use nano, it's a terminal editor.


sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst

Find the line starting with '#defoptions', remove the # character, and put 'noapic' at the end. Then press Ctrl-X to exit.

Alright, so, added noapic to '#defopion=' list, and ti still wouldn't load my desktop, I'm not really sure what's going on with it.
Gonna checl the hardware incompatibility list for my motherboard.