urgent+ubuntu 8.04 desktop+post installation trouble

Aart Koelewijn aart at mtack.xs4all.nl
Thu Jun 12 13:36:24 UTC 2008

On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 12:51:21 +0200, Donny George wrote:

> hello
> yes its true that it worked well for the server edition but the problem
> still persists for the desktop edition of ubuntu 8.04
> don
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 12:37 PM, Aart Koelewijn <aart at mtack.xs4all.nl>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 22:21:14 +0200, Donny George wrote:
>> > hello Aart
>> >
>> > AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ / 2 GHz ( Dual-Core ) 1 GB  - DDR II SDRAM -
>> > nicht-ECC - 667 MHz - PC2-5300 display controller : ati tech unknown
>> > device 5874 ethernet controller : broadcom corp. netxtreme bcm5755
>> > vga compatible controller : ati tech inc rs482(radeon xpress 200)
>> >
>> > donny
>> hello Donny,
>> from an other mail I understood someone else was able to point you in
>> the right direction and all is working well now.

I have no experience with ati cards, in all my computers I have Nvidia, 
so can't help you there.

With my laptop with a AMD Sempron3400+ dual core I did have some 
problems, mainly with the x-server and a bit like your problems which 
were solved after installing the right drivers for the card and adding 
"nolapic" as a boot parameter. This might help you too, but is just a 
gamble. The easiest way to try this:

When booting [ESC] for the boot menu [e] to edit the line, then in the 
kernel          /vmlinuz-2.6...... ro quit splash

I always delete "quit splash" because I like to see what is happening 
during the boot process and in its place I put "nolapic". Then [enter] 
and [b] to boot that line.

This change only works for this one time. If you want to make it 
defenitive you will have to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Hope this helps, and look for help from anyone who has experience with 
your graphic card.


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