daniel.mons at iinet.net.au
Sun Nov 2 22:58:14 GMT 2008
Sebastian Spiess wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> I had the same thought that the alternate intaller would be better.
> Well, the installation went without problems - some things took a while but still.
> After the installation the reboot got stuck at the same spot again - 'starting GNOME displ manager' - as you suggested I
> let it run for ... more than 20min. Although the fan went on once in a while the notebook seemed rather idle the whole time.
> the strange thing is I have another even older and lower spec dell notebook which I upgraded from hardy to intrepid
> beta/rc/.. - slow sometimes but no problems here...
> Could it be that on the first start there is some lengthy hardware detection/config file thing going on?
It sounds more like there's a mismatch between the driver Xorg is
selecting and your actual hardware.
You can get back to a terminal/tty from X by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1, and
then logging in with your credentials from there. Have a look at the
file /var/log/Xorg.0.log and see if there are any notable error
messages, particularly towards the end.
If it makes no sense to you, post it to the list and I'll have a look
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