View Full Version : [ubuntu] 10.04 freezes as soon as I see the mouse

September 8th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Hi everyone, I have an Asus Mobo P5KE Wifi edition with an intel Quad core CPU 4Gb Ram running dual 40Gb HDD's on IDE. REALLY OLD nvidia 4 32mb mem.

WHAT I DON'T HAVE: 24pin multivolt power plug (i'm using 20pin)
8pin 12V plug (i'm using 4pin) - I only have an old 300W PSU
SATA drives none at all

What happened is i installed 10.04 on an old Mobo (MSI) swapped to this new one and when i get to the login screen i can move the mouse for 1 second, it leaves a trail then freezes. On the Same PC I also have Ubuntu 9.04 it still works fine on the new Mobo.

So I see 3 options: 1 the graphics card is too old/dodgy. 2 it needs all the power sockets filled (possibly - LPIA Low Power on Intel Architecture, apparently not supported in Ubuntu v10 or 3 something else .......

Any Ideas anyone?

September 8th, 2010, 01:24 PM
I have also tried to install ubuntu studio 10.04 from clean but as soon as the GUI comes up in the boot, it freezes again

thanks cbctechhead

September 9th, 2010, 04:16 PM
I have the same problem with my old ACER TravelMate 370. It works fine with 9.10 if I try to install 10.04 or 10.04.1 the live CD hangs when the X system starts. Any suggestion to fix the problem? If I install the new system (eg from the alternate CD) it works only with the rescue X.


September 10th, 2010, 09:09 AM
I just found to get around the problem i have to boot into recovery mode then chose the little or no graphics mode (whichever way it pushes you) and then it boots alright