Can't Install Kubuntu 8.10 Properly - HELP!!

Graham Todd grahamtodd2 at
Mon Jan 12 20:31:10 UTC 2009

On Thu, 08 Jan 2009 14:43:28 -0700
"D. R. Evans" <doc.evans at> wrote:

> So it sounds like what you are saying is that the install goes OK,
> but then when you try to boot, you can't see anything.


> What happens if you go to the console? Can you log in that way?

I haven't tried a console log in from the live disk, because I assumed
that would produce a console log in if I installed it that way.
However, I will try and let you know.
> And if you can log in, then I suggest you try the following:
>   1. go to ~/.kde/share/config
>   2. in kwinrc, set Enabled=false in the [Compositing] section.
>   3. Reboot

I'll try that IF I can log in :-)  And then I'll let you know!

> If you can't log in, what messages (if any) are on the console?
>   Doc

Thanks to Doc and all others on the list who offered advice.  I'm sorry
not to have reported back earlier but I had to take a short holiday in
my local hospital.....

Nothing so far suggested works, but I haven't tried Doc's suggestion
yet and I'll report back when I have.
Graham Todd

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