View Full Version : [SOLVED] Meerkat won't boot with external monitor connected

October 30th, 2010, 08:24 AM
Hi All,

Wondering if anyone could help with this situation.

Have a Dell Studio XPS with 64 bit Meerkat on it. Whenever I connect my Samsung external monitor by displayport/dvi ubuntu no longer boots. Machine unresponsive and have to cut power and disconnect it. :/

Sounds exactly like this bug, no? https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/655795

Except for the fact I have ATI video card and the restricted drivers (with Catalyst control center, although it is useless). See for yourself:

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Madison [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series]

Win7 install works fine ... sigh. Would turning off acceleration/effects help? I'm about to try that next then going to bed. ;)


October 31st, 2010, 11:58 PM
Looks like I can bypass the problem for now by disconnecting the monitor at boot time, then plugging it in and configuring it afterward. :/

January 17th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Good news (for me), looks like a recent kernel update fixed the problem. ;)