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stuart.reinke
July 13th, 2009, 03:30 PM
I've got a strange problem. I can't get Ubuntu Intrepid or Jaunty to boot.

I was running Hardy with no problems on my IBM Thinkpad R40e when I decided to install Jaunty.

I put in the live cd and tried to boot. The computer locks up and leaves me with a mouse pointer in the middle of a blank orange screen.

I assumed my cd was corrupted and decided to use Update Manager.

After upgrading to Intrepid via Update Manager the computer locked up on reboot (see above)

I tried an Intrepid live cd and the same lock up happened.

I do not have a Hardy live cd to try.

I'm typing this via a PCLinuxOS live cd. It booted with no problem.

I can mount my Ubuntu partitions with no problem from this live cd

I hope someone can tell me what is going on with my computer, and how to fix it.

Thanks in advance for any help/ideas you might have.

Stu

P.S. I also have a small partition with Karmic alpha2 installed. It is currently not included in my GRUB file.

csabo2
July 13th, 2009, 04:20 PM
It sounds like a graphical issue to me, what video card do you have.

stuart.reinke
July 13th, 2009, 05:00 PM
It sounds like a graphical issue to me, what video card do you have. I don't know. How do I find out? I've run both jaunty and intrepid on this machine before.

DaGrimReefah
July 13th, 2009, 05:04 PM
Try opening your xorg.conf and adding


Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"
EndSection

It sounds like you're having issues with hotplugging and the new way Ubuntu decided to handle X and your HAL.

stuart.reinke
July 13th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Try opening your xorg.conf and adding


Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"
EndSection

It sounds like you're having issues with hotplugging and the new way Ubuntu decided to handle X and your HAL.

That helped a little. I got the desktop to load, but it locked up when the first window opened.

I'm wondering if the Karmic installation is getting in the way somehow.

Perhaps if I wipe the drive clean then the live cd will boot.

any thoughts?

DaGrimReefah
July 13th, 2009, 07:18 PM
In your xorg.conf, change your device drivers to vesa.


Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "vesa"
EndSection

stuart.reinke
July 13th, 2009, 07:45 PM
In your xorg.conf, change your device drivers to vesa.
Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Driver "vesa" EndSection Ok. I'll give it a try tonight.

stuart.reinke
July 14th, 2009, 01:54 AM
Still no joy. :(

I don't understand why all of a sudden Ubuntu quit working. I even tried taking out the hard drive and boot a live cd...nothing.

Has something gone wrong with my bios?

Why does PCLinuxOS work when Ubuntu doesn't

I Hope someone can help me, Thanks for everything so far DaGrimReefah

Any more ideas?[-o<