View Full Version : [ubuntu] M17x and Lucid (blank screen)

June 7th, 2010, 06:25 AM
Hi folks,
I am trying to install Lucid on my Alienware M17x laptop. I loaded the install to my thumb drive and boot to my thumb drive but after the initial option screen, I see nothing. If I choose to run Ubuntu from the thumb drive, the screen goes blank and after a few seconds I hear the sound, but no Ubuntu on my screen.

Am I missing some unspoken prep steps?
Any help is greatly appreciated.

--My System------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor- 1

CPU_Name- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz
CPU_Manufacturer- GenuineIntel
CPU_Caption- Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
CPU_CurrentClockSpeed- 2801MHz
CPU_SocketDesignation- Socket 479

System Memory

Memory Module- 1

Mem_Capacity- 2048MB
Mem_BankLabel- DIMM #1
Mem_Type- DDR3
Mem_Frequency- MHz

Memory Module- 2

Mem_Capacity- 2048MB
Mem_BankLabel- DIMM #2
Mem_Type- DDR3
Mem_Frequency- MHz

BIOS Information

BIOS_Manufacturer- Alienware
BIOS_Name- Ver A02 1.00PARTTBLZ
BIOS_Version1- A02
BIOS_Version2- ALWARE - 6040000

Motherboard Information

MB_Manufacturer- Alienware
MB_Version- A02

Video Adapter

Video_Caption- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
Video_AdapterRAM- 1024MB

Hard Drive(s)

WDC WD32 00BJKT-75F4T SCSI Disk Device

Disk_Model- WDC WD32 00BJKT-75F4T SCSI Disk Device
Disk_Size- 320GB

Optical Drives / Other Storage


June 7th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Have you disabled the integrated graphics card in BIOS first, my M17x will not do anything in linux unless it is using its main graphics card (in my case an nVidia).

June 7th, 2010, 10:02 PM
Thanks Matt, That at least got me started. I can run from the thumb drive now :) I will actually try and install later and see how that goes.

Did you have any other hiccups during install that may help me get through it?

Thanks again.