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    Jul 2010
    Atlanta, GA

    Question Toshiba A505-S6015

    I have had this laptop since MARCH 2010, and I have just gotten around to trying UBUNTU on it. I have tried booting off the 32-bit and the 64-bit 10.04 CDs that I have, and I have two problems.

    1) the 32-bit CD boots and begins looking at the hardware and gets to a screen where it freezes and I have left it sitting 30+ minutes and it never goes further - never an error message. The last two lines on the display are as follows:

    [0.603050] [<c07a3308>] ? kernel_init+0x0/0xbf
    [0.603113] [<c0104087>] kernel_thread_helper=0x7/0x10

    It stops with those as the last two lines on the screen - and goes no further. I decided to try my 64-bit CD.

    2) the 64-bit machine boots up. I get a purplish screen with a disk icon = 'little person in a circle' icon and then the screen goes blank - with a quick flash of init..... {something} then another blank black screen and a flashing cursor and it just sits there (i left it for over 30 mins).

    I am currently just trying to see if this laptop will run in EVAL MODE (off the DVD) and what problems I might have with it. Here are the hardware specs (narrowed down) for my machine:

    Processor and Graphics
    Intel Core i5-430M Processor 2.26 GHz (2.53 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 3MB L3 Cache

    Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset

    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD with 32MB-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory

    Configured with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz (max 8GB)
    2 main memory slots. Both slots may be occupied.

    Storage Drive
    500GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive
    TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor)

    Fixed Optical Disk Drive
    DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash

    16.0 diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display at 1366 x 768 native resolution (HD)
    Native support for 720p content
    16:9 aspect ratio

    Built-in harman/kardon® stereo speakers
    Dolby Sound Room

    Input Devices
    Premium US keyboard with 10-key (black)
    TouchPad pointing device with multi-touch control

    Media Control Buttons:
    TOSHIBA eco utility (Energy-saving mode)
    CD/DVD control buttons
    Volume up, volume down

    Webcam and microphone
    10/100 Ethernet
    Wi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)

    ExpressCard slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54)
    MULTI-Memory Card Reader

    RGB (monitor) output port

    S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port)
    Microphone input port
    Headphone output port


    Any help is appreciated......Curtis
    Last edited by BEARHNTR; July 27th, 2010 at 11:30 PM. Reason: Notification setttings change

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