[Ubuntu-US-PA] Display difficulties

Rick Bryant rick.bryant at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 02:04:41 BST 2010

ATI Radeon Express 200

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal-pc.org> wrote:
> On 09/19/2010 07:53 PM, SilverTip257 wrote:
>> I don't use Wubi, so I had to do a bit of research to find out exactly
>> what it was.
>> Wubi basically creates a loop mounted file(s) that is booted by ntldr
>> via an entry in boot.ini
> Odd...  But I guess it works.  So, back to the OP.
> On 09/19/2010 06:27 PM, Rick Bryant wrote:
>  > Hi all...
>  >
>  > I'm having an issue with Ubuntu and am hoping someone may be able to
>  > point me in the right direction. I have a dual boot system with 7 and
>  > Ubuntu. I used wubi for th Ubuntu install. While I'm in Ubuntu, I'm
>  > having having occasional display issues with it.  At random times the
>  > display turn to lines and I can't return to the desktop unless I hard
>  > boot the system. The display issues seem to correspond to launching a
>  > program. I'm thinking it's some sort of driver issue, but I'm fairly
>  > new to Linux and have not worked with drivers in Linux before. Any
>  > help would be greatly apreeciated.
> To start, we need to know what you have for a video card.  If you don't
> know, from Linux you can run a terminal (Applications --> Accessories
> --> Terminal) and run "lspci | grep VGA" without the quotes.  What that
> does is LiSt the PCI buss, then pipe the output to the program "grep"
> and filter for a line with "VGA" in it.  Then post back what you get.
>                        Lee
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