View Full Version : [ubuntu] I want to install an intel video driver but terminal doesn't work

July 22nd, 2009, 01:48 PM
I've just installed Ubuntu 9.04 on an old PC, when I try to use it there is a terrible lag when I move the mouse. I read on a website that I should type sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel in terminal to install driver's but when I click on terminal there is just a blank white block. How can I resolve this?

There is a picture of my desktop.


Mark Phelps
July 22nd, 2009, 02:33 PM
You need to exit XWindows and run a "console" by entering Ctl-Alt-F2. That will kill the desktop and put you at a command line. When you're done using commands, you can restart, or press Ctl-Alt-F7 to restart the XServer.

July 22nd, 2009, 03:15 PM
Ctrl+Alt+F2 will not stop the x-server, I'm afraid, but just switch you to one of the 6 cli terminals available, leaving x still open. To stop x you will need to use the command from the Ctrl+Alt+F2 console
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stopthen do the intel driver install and then
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm startto restart the x-session. If nothing happens after that final command just type startx.

July 23rd, 2009, 12:26 PM
I've resolved the problem