Good news and yet another challenge,,ugh ;-)

Ralph deGennaro rmdegennaro-sort at
Tue Jan 20 22:53:36 GMT 2009

Hi Jimi,

The "resume image" message sounds more like its related to suspend/hibernate
functionality.  It may just be a "normal" bootup message, perhaps related to
graphics, in saying that it doesn't find anything it needs to restore.  So
that is why its doing a normal boot.

For the graphics cards themselves, I haven't alot of experience with
multiple cards or monitors.  There have been many changes to X making the
auto-detection of cards and monitors much more smooth.  But I'm not sure
about the comlexity of 3 cards or SLI setups.  So, back before this and
widescreen displays, I played with dual monitors on one card for a bit.  But
I don't remember much besides hacking into my xorg.conf file.  I'm not sure
I can give more advice then look for ways to manually configure your
xorg.conf file.

Maybe someone else will see the email and have more experience.  You might
also try for additional help.


On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 12:58 PM, jimi o'beirne <jimobeirne at>wrote:

>  Good news. I have finally been able to get Ubuntu 8.10 installed on my
> Dell XPS 710 system using the Alternate CD from the DVD I got from the
> latest copy of Linux Journal. The challenge had been that I have an NVidia
> RAID 0 config but with the Alternate CD it had dmraid preloaded and it
> installs pretty easily, including installing GRUB and recognizing my
> preinstalled WinXP system so I can dual boot. Sweet [image: :)]
> *Now, my newest challenge. I boot in and can do the updates, etc. BUT,,,,I
> have 2x NVidia GeForce 8800 GTX (768mb each) in SLI config with another $400
> graphics accelerator card installed. Yep, that's** over a thousand dollars
> worth of graphics** folks. The problem is, I try enabling the NVidia 177
> drivers (*recommended*) and reboot to find myself with the message:*
> *"No resume image, doing normal boot"*
> *Which basically drops me out of gnome and into the term prompt.*
> *Rather than enumerating all the steps I have already tried and the
> wiki's, etc I have dug through (suffice it to say that I am just about to
> run through the Alt CD install process for the 14th time, yes, number 14! I
> have gotten very quickly to be proficient with both the Live CD install and
> the Alt CD install processes), I'm hoping that someone could shed a little
> light on what I could do to get my vid card functioning properly. *
> On a side note, I will say that this system has quad core procs overclocked
> to 3.2ghz with 4g RAM and when I am in the Ubuntu install, WOW!! This is
> what computing was supposed to be like! Talk about freeing up your hardware
> to really scream! Had Vista on it, (cough, hack, spit, choke!!!) downgraded
> to XP, (a little better), but with Ubuntu.....ya Baby!!!
> Any help with this video/graphics "challenge" would be greatly
> appreciated!! I'd LOVE to have this really kicking with all the bells and
> whistles [image: ;-)] (read Compiz, hehe....)
> Thanks-
> Jim O'Beirne
> Very quickly becoming less and less of a noob,....
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