View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dual boot freezes after choosing Ubuntu

June 30th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Okay, I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 installed.

Getting to the o/s screen is no problem, nor is running Windows. But if I choose Ubuntu, one of three things happens:

1) it runs smoothly, I log in, no problem.
2) I get the dreaded "low graphics mode" window box.
3) It runs till almost the login screen, then freezes with a split window display of a badly pixelated Ubuntu graphic, twice, side by side, and I have to reboot.

I never know which one of these is going to occur. This happened when I was running the ATI onboard 3300 video from my motherboard, it's happened with a (beta) driver I got initially for my nVidia card, and it's still happening with the full driver I got for the nVidia card that the company put out just a few weeks ago.

My system:
AMD Phenom II Quad core 3.0
nVidia GeForce 6600
Xorg version = 2:1.7.6-2ubuntu7

If any one of the three happened regularly I could fix it but this is driving me nuts.

Note: If I try to stop the xserver (like to install a new driver), I get the dual pixelated display and it freezes. I also cannot boot into recovery mode. It does the same thing.