[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu 10.4 on optiplex 760

Toby Satchell tsatchell at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 12:35:20 GMT 2010


Thanks Simon.

To put a long story short. I added a GFX card and installed ubuntu on
the hdd as ubuntu was able to use that.
Then tried to get the windows drivers for the card. Couldn't. Some
other random problems with the card.

Removed the card as I decided ubuntu might be easier to fix than the
other problems.

On boot up I still can't see the logo and the dots, however it does
now display the desktop and login screen.

I added these "i915.modeset=0", "nomodeset" to the grub boot.

So a partial fix :)



On 22 November 2010 12:21, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22 November 2010 12:08, Toby Satchell <tsatchell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have tried a live CD on a Dell optiplex 760 but i can't seem to get a
>> GUI.
>> The live cd doesn't show the ubuntu logo with the dots neither does it
>> display the desktop.
>> The machines chipset is Intel® Q43 Express Chipset w/ICH10D
>> and I think the video is Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
>> 4500;
>> I tried a quick google but most of the fixes seem to involve the
>> xorg.conf file. which 10.4 doesn't seem to have.
> I got stuck with this for a while. The answer is that recent versions of
> Xorg don't have a config file if there are no changes from the default, so
> you create one to make any changes.
> Simon
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