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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Booting/Installing ubuntu just stops/blank screen

    Thank you for the replies.

    I am now writing this from my desktop running ubuntu. It seems that although I used the same .iso to make the usb/cd they presented me with different boot screens. ...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Booting/Installing ubuntu just stops/blank screen

    Thank you for the reply.

    However holding or tapping shift seems to have no effect. It boots from the CD, proceeds to a purple/reddish screen with a white 'keyboard = man in bubble' symbol, and...
  3. [SOLVED] Booting/Installing ubuntu just stops/blank screen

    Hello.

    I am quite a confident windows user, but otherwise very new to Ubuntu, and after some exploration last year with my laptop, I wish to now use Ubuntu exclusively on my desktop. However I...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia drivers and/or Xserver not working fully, complete beginner

    Hi, thanks for the further suggestions.

    Ill get back to you about the results when I can. Been busy and not had time to continue to learn about ubuntu.

    Cheers.
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    Re: Membership Application for wildmane39

    This user responded to my request for help with a problem quickly and answered my questions politely. Although the problem was not resolved, I do not think it was from lack of effort on his part.
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia drivers and/or Xserver not working fully, complete beginner

    Ok. So to deactivate the current ones I'm guessing I will use that Synaptic to remove the 3 starting with nvidia?

    And, if possible, can you explain what exactly the problem is? (I feel so...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia drivers and/or Xserver not working fully, complete beginner

    No nothing happens when I move the cursor to the left of the screen or when I hit the 'windows' key.

    The desktop I have currently looks different to the one that was there when I tried out...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia drivers and/or Xserver not working fully, complete beginner

    No I have made no attempt to install drivers. The only things I have done since the fresh install was the suggestions posted in this thread.

    In synaptic, there are the following installed items...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia drivers and/or Xserver not working fully, complete beginner

    [ 12.726043] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
    [ 12.875417] i915 0000:00:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    [ 12.875422] i915 0000:00:02.0: setting latency timer to...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia drivers and/or Xserver not working fully, complete beginner

    Hey no worries. I'm amazed and very grateful to have had so many replies and helpful links (well they would be if I understood them all, but that's not the posters fault) in less than a day.
    ...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia drivers and/or Xserver not working fully, complete beginner

    How do I find out if one is Optimus?

    I'm also not sure what that means exactly, although having looked at the links it is some form of driver for systems with two graphics processing units?
    ...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia drivers and/or Xserver not working fully, complete beginner

    The result of

    lspci | grep VGA

    is as follows

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia drivers and/or Xserver not working fully, complete beginner

    Thanks very much for the replies.


    I have done a clean install of Ubuntu 11.04, as it was not booting after my attempts to fix/find out what was going on. Update Manager popped up on first...
  14. [ubuntu] Nvidia drivers and/or Xserver not working fully, complete beginner

    I am completely new to ubuntu and struggling with simple things
    still, so apologies if I sy anything daft.

    Installed Ubuntu 11.04 for the first time, put it on a usb stick to test it. Worked...
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