[ubuntu-uk] (K)ubuntu 6.10 Inspiron 1100 boot up screen not visible

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 19:29:35 GMT 2007

On 03/03/07, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> > I think your problems stem from the non-standard hardware that is
> > used in most laptops, which is not fully supported in Ubuntu (and
> > probably not in most Linux distros).
> So what is different with ubuntu 6.06, suse 10, knoppix - (and maybe
> more), which perform 'normally'  for the hardware?
> It is Kubuntu 6.10 which is giving unusual problems. In fact on a few
> occasions, unpredictably, 6.10 has not booted properly in the laptop -
> the display
> seems not to start sometimes.
> I know that the hardware is not good, and not 'made' for linux, but a
> lot has been done with linux, and my experience here is that 6.10 is a
> small step backwards. I might have to upgrade to 6.06!

It's probably a regression/problem that has crept in because the
developers and/or testers don't have the same hardware. And because
laptop hardware is non-standard, it needs specific testing.

Have you reported it as a bug? I don't know how much useful
information you can supply, but it's unlikely to get fixed if the
developers don't know about it. :-) Probably teaching you to suck
eggs, but I just mentioned it for anyone else who's reading the


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