View Full Version : Laptop doesn't like new Linux versions

April 27th, 2010, 06:12 PM
I have the HP Dx2000MT computer.
I've installed 2 gigs of memory, and it has a 500 gig hard drive now. It comes with built in Intel graphics, but I use my own Nvidia graphics card.
Up until recently, I ran many versions of Linux on this machine.
Now newer versions of linux are cropping up that crash when I try to load them up.
Is there something wrong with the Intel 865 chipset that will not allow newer versions of linux to load? I think it has something to do with onboard graphics. When I use the built in graphics solution, the machine boots just fine. When I use the Nvidia card, it doesn't work at all. Before this, I had a X1300 ATI card, thinking a different graphics card might be the solution...but so far no luck.
I use a dual booting solution...I use Windows XP, and I alternate between Xandros 4.5 and Ubuntu 8.04. Ubuntu 8.10 and higher simply will not boot. Debian 5.0 and newer versions of Mandrake, Fedora and such also will not boot.


abner@ubuntu:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)
01:02.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21140 [FasterNet] (rev 22)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)

abner@ubuntu:~$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 2.6.24-27-generic #1 SMP Fri Mar 12 01:10:31 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

is the only kernel that loads.

also have flashed bios to most current !


and yes i have cleaned out the dust bunnies :lolflag:

ran memtest all sticks test fine :lolflag:

IN need of some help:confused::guitar::lolflag:

April 27th, 2010, 09:17 PM
Moved to new thread.
No need to hijack someone else's when you can have your very own for the same price. :)