Third ask: Breezy won't install
brymelvin at melvinart.com
Fri Jan 20 19:11:22 UTC 2006
ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.
>> Third time I've asked this, please, anyone out there?
>> When trying a new install on an old 450Mhz PII after install when I
>> take out the disk and rebootit looks fine until 71% where it just
>> stops responding on "configuring xserver-xorg". Just no response.
>> I've seen this before and thought I'd try with acpi=off but that didnt
>> Any ideas anyone?
> Gnome is more than likely a little heavy for that box.
> I suggest you re start your install - this time choose server instead of
> pressing enter after the Ubuntu logo comes up on the screen.
> When done, log in and try
> sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
> sudo apt-get install gdm
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> now for kicks reboot the box and see what happens
Sorry for not answering sooner but I don't have time to read all the
posts here and have been avoiding the great debate the last coupe of days:
We have a similiar machine P2 400 that works on ubuntu/gnome but is a
little sluggish. My husband uses it as a word processor.
It installed OK:
I replaced an old S3 card (trio) with an ATI starfighter (slightly newer
Do you perchance have one of the older ...maybe...S3 cards that haven't
been supported since XFree86 3.3.6 ?
I Have run into this a couple of times on older machines.
That said after installing UBUNTU and ABIWORD-gnome
I desinstalled Abiword and installed Xubuntu desktop with Abiword for GTK
Again my guess is you might have an unsupported Graphics card.
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