View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dell and Karmic xorg and grub

November 25th, 2009, 01:47 PM
I am using Karmic for one long day, but rebooting is more of White Screen (WSoD).
So I stop the boot sequence to add "nomodeset" and continue with 1280x800 screen on my Dell 1535.
I don't have these famous files called xorg.conf and grub.conf to edit the last for this switch

How can I generate them in my system? May be some stuff is missing on my system. It works fine, but the boot phase is punishment

Thanks for any help. I like Karmic and never go back to Windows 7

November 25th, 2009, 02:38 PM
If you want to add nomodeset to your kernel options in grub 2, have a look at this:


...under "No Xv support for Intel 82852/855GM video chips with KMS". I know you have an ATI card in that laptop (according to google) but the instructions for adding nomodeset are good.

November 25th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Thanks a lot. I'll try the idea and br back soon

November 25th, 2009, 03:33 PM
No such file menu.lst. Back to my problem.

November 25th, 2009, 04:38 PM
No such file menu.lst. Back to my problem.

That's because you have grub 2 in Karmic, not grub 1 (legacy grub). Have a look at the link again and follow the instructions for grub 2. If you have any problems, post back and I'll take you through it.