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August 23rd, 2011, 06:07 PM
Hi All

I have installed Ubuntu server on my PC. After booting up in Ubuntu server the text in the terminal/console is completely illegible. To see a photo visit:


I have tried everything I could find on online (including the advice on the above website) forums but nothing works. My PC specs are as follows:

CPU: Intel Pentium III, 600MHz
RAM: 256MB
Graphics chip: Intel 82810E, onboard

Do I have to post some command when installing Ubuntu?
Do I have to change the GRUB settings upon startup?
Do I have to use an earlier version of Ubuntu?

October 25th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Same thing here since Natty using Ubuntu Desktop.
For Oneiric I did a complete reinstall, but the problem persists.

Any new clues?

% LC_ALL=C lspci | grep -i vga
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT] (rev a2)
It's definitely not X, as it's running fine on my install and not part of a server install…
Kernel log will follow after the next regular boot, I'm suspending my machine most of the time