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Thread: Dell E521 & 12.04LTS 64bit install dificulty

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    Jun 2013

    Dell E521 & 12.04LTS 64bit install dificulty

    I did successfully install the 32bit flavor(12.04LTS) but experienced random lock-ups.
    Until I installed the latest (Recommended) NVIDIA driver! I installed 32bit because that's as far into the specs I read at the time.

    Thought, that since it is a 64bit machine, installing the 64bit version would work better. (faster?) But trying to install 64bit version of 12.04LTS, the Ubuntu screen with the 5 dots just disappears to a black screen, then re-appears, then disappears again. It will do this for around 10-15 minutes. Then it switches to just the left of the screen filled with text, then to balck, then back to text. most lines say trying or attempting to stop (?something??) 1 and another line trying or attempting to stop (?something??) 2. One line says something about GPU hang/hung or crash. Hard to remember as it's only there for less than a second.
    Have a feelling it's to do with the grafix, but can't find any info to get around this.
    Dell Dimension E521
    Specs as reported by:
    OS operating: Vista Business 32bit
    Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    RAM 2.39G (2.5G installed)
    Grafics: NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE
    Should I leave well enough alone, or install the 64bit?
    With that I will need help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005

    Re: Dell E521 & 12.04LTS 64bit install dificulty

    Last edited by ahallubuntu; June 24th, 2013 at 01:21 AM.

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    Jun 2013

    Re: Dell E521 & 12.04LTS 64bit install dificulty

    Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah, I knew it wouldn't be 2X faster.
    Seeing there's no real advantage, I think I will leave well enough alone.
    Thanks again. (now, how to tag as Solved?)
    Last edited by Roj Obo; June 19th, 2013 at 12:51 AM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Reykjavík, Ísland
    Lubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

    Re: Dell E521 & 12.04LTS 64bit install dificulty

    For more about 32 versus 64 bits see the Recurring Discussions.

    I have marked the thread 'solved'. The function is still missing (but we have not forgotten about it).
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.


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