View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install of Intrepid 64-bit with nVidia 8600GT freezes on starting X

March 8th, 2009, 04:08 AM
Hi all. I searched but didn't seem to find anything relevant. As the subject states, the X server freezes immediately after starting before the install begins. I have actually tried 32-bit and 64-bit. I even went back to an 8.04 32-bit CD. Everyone had the same problem. Weird thing is I have had 8.04 and upgraded to 8.10 on this box in the past.

Anyway, I am posting this for others who may have a similar issue. I found that by adding the option: 'xforcevesa' to the kernel options at boot, I can do the install. I am assuming that I can install my restricted nVidia driver after the installation completes.