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February 22nd, 2010, 11:14 AM
Hia all.........I am totally new in linux as well as ubuntu..and I can smell the freedom..

Yesterday when I was going to install ubuntu 9.10 on my lappy (acer aspire 5738) it shows nothing on the lcd screen...with a external monitor I found that the os is working nicely.....after a 14 hour war(may be bigger than that...cause my gf got angry with that:confused:)
I resolved that prob...but now my question is with my lappy's config is there any problem can happen in future. I am bit lost...

here's the config:

NameAcer Aspire 5738
ProcessorCore2Duo T6400, Centrino 1 technology(2.0 GHz, 800MHz FSB) Screen15.6, 1366768, 16:9 HD(5738); RAM3GB DDR3 HDD320 GB Optical DriveDVD-RW/Multirecorder GraphicsIntel GMA 4500MHD NetworkEthernet, Bluetooth, WLan 802.11DraftN

February 22nd, 2010, 11:20 AM
Can you adjust the display settings from your bios, and if not, from the external monitor and then switch it back over to the default monitor?

February 22nd, 2010, 11:59 AM
How did you sort that problem? If we know that it may help us give you more information on possible future problems.

February 22nd, 2010, 04:07 PM
Actually, I told u that I m totally new to linux.....though i hav solved that prob...

First I attached the external monitor and installed the ubuntu 9.10. Then from the terminal I went to root/grub..
changed its permission(from r to rw)...then added a string "i915.modeset=0" before "quiet splash" in vi editor. saved it...again changed the permission from r to rw.

restarted the machine.......then yappie.............display on the fly...............

I am greatful to annasarp (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=975458) and bivabasu my friend..

but after that one problem I've noticed that remain unloved that I cant adjast the brightness.........any suggestions??