View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problems with 10.04 on Toshiba Satellite A500

August 24th, 2010, 05:02 AM
I have a Satellite A500, at first I received a blank screen after booting the live cd. I was able to successfully boot up the live 10.04 cd (usb) using 'live acpi=off" at the boot prompt. It looked alright, wireless was working, I didn't explore too much... I then installed ubuntu 10.04 from the live desktop...

When I boot up the new system, I again receive a blank screen after the loader, at the end of the boot options I have tried acpi=off, nomodeset, and acpi=noirq..but to no avail.. Since I was able to successfully boot up the system from the live cd I know it at least has the potential to work... (I have the insyde 1.20 BIOS installed)

Does anyone have any suggestions? Please, any help or direction would be much appreciated...

August 24th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Try 'apci=off' as in this thread first post...


August 26th, 2010, 04:33 PM
use 10.10 alpha -3 build - works perfectly
upgrade didn't work for me, but a fresh install did

August 26th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Beware 10.10 alpha is just that 'alpha' & not stable release so may have bugs in it. Not recommended for everyday use.