Blank screen after installation

david nux at
Fri Nov 5 08:06:55 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 23:17 -0500, Rob wrote:
> I just installed ubuntu on my Dell D800 laptop.
> Didn't have an internet connection so it didn't update all the
> packages after it was installed, but everything else went pretty much
> smooth.
> However, I was never able to boot up. Everytime it boots up I get a
> black screen right after it says "starting gnome display manager"
> At that point I can't do anything/see anything, and have to press the
> power button on the laptop, in which the screen comes back and says
> that it's unloading the modules and rebooting and stuff.
> What can I do guys? I'm not a linux expert and don't know how to
> proceed.
> Thanks

Sounds like the graphics chip isn't supported. What chipset is in the


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