laptop won't boot properly after install
yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 17 21:33:24 UTC 2013
On 17/04/13 22:03, Thufir Hawat wrote:
> When the laptop boots, It cycles between showing a mouse on a black
> background. It seems an infinite loop. Sometimes there's distorted
> writing which I can't read or capture. I just installed 12.10 (server)
> on the laptop and xubuntu on top of that.
> I think that I'm running into a problem I had before on another
> computer. I installed Linux but had to modify xorg.conf manually as
> thufir at dur:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Configured Video Device"
> Driver "vesa"
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Configured Monitor"
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Default Screen"
> Monitor "Configured Monitor"
> Device "Configured Video Device"
> thufir at dur:~$
> This was because it was old hardware. As before, I started with
> installing the server version (12.10) because it fits on a CD. Next I
> installed xubuntu-desktop lightdm and xfce and rebooted the laptop, a
> Sotec 3120x:
> As happened with my desktop, however, there's some problem with
> resolution or aspect ratio, perhaps. On the desktop, I just modified
> Should I also do this with the laptop?
This is a known bug with SiS graphics.
Have a look at
as this offers a possible solution.
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