View Full Version : [ubuntu] GDM and KDM Freezing | Black Screen on live CD

November 3rd, 2008, 04:34 PM
I have been trying to install Ubuntu or Kubuntu 8.10 with no luck. On the live CD the screen goes blank and freezes before the login screen (both Ubuntu and Kubuntu).

I installed the alternate CD for Kubuntu. The install went fine. It loaded as far as the login screen but then the keyboard and mouse froze.

I then tried installing Ubuntu Studio and this worked great (there is no login screen for Ubuntu Studio). As soon as I installed Kubuntu using synaptic though, I had the exact same problem.

I have concluded this must be a bug with GDM or KDM but I am not sure what has been causing it.

I have been using Ubuntu since 2004 and this has been the first time I have not been able to install it.

Hardware Specs:
HP Pavilion A830N desktop

NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS
Trendnet TEW something or other wireless card