Installer blank screen problem

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at koseoglu.org
Fri Nov 4 17:00:20 UTC 2011


On 4 November 2011 16:39, Mark Greenwood <fatgerman at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's an idea but if (as I suspect) this is a problem with the X server not detecting my screen correctly, then once I have installed 11.10 and I try to boot into the new installation I'll encounter the same problem, *and* I will have overwritten a working Karmic installation which will leave me with a large useless box :) I'd like to get the installer working correctly, otherwise I'll have no confidence that this computer will work for me with 11.10.
>

It is a good argument but I have experienced the same issue before
(pre 11.10 so my errors are not directly relevant to you). I never use
a live CD any more, I do all of my installations as netinstalls and if
that's not available, alternative CD gives me the best option. At
least I can drop down to a console and have a look at the logs after
it's failed and change things here and there and expect to have my
config & log files still around after an update and reboot. At least
one version of Kubuntu Live CD did not blacklist my Via gfx card for
3D and would die horribly with the live CD
(https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-openchrome/+bug/299631)



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