Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a Toshiba Satellite C55-A laptop
jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Sat Oct 5 19:58:51 UTC 2013
On 10/05/2013 02:43 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> Just got the above mentioned Toshiba laptop yesterday. Would like to
>> install Ubuntu on it next to Windows 8 without activating Windows 8.
>> It booted but not to the normal screen. I saw a non-graphical screen
>> with 3 selections Install Ubuntu - Try Ubuntu & Test media. I choose
>> Try Ubuntu and it booted to a command line:
>> Obviously a graphics problem.
>> Specs say: Processor and Graphics
>> AMD Quad Core A6-5200 Accelerated Processor with AMD
>> Radeon™ HD 8400 Graphics
>> 2.0 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache
>> Googling on the HD 8400 and linux produced this hit:
>> Which talks of a beta driver that supports this chip.
>> So it seems there is no way to test Ubuntu on this machine before
>> installing it. Is that correct?
> I think you shouldn't expect that it would work after you installed this
> version of Ubuntu. If the LiveDVD doesn't support your graphics
> hardware, it is unlikely that it would work with the installed system.
> As your graphics hardware is rather new, I would suggest to try the beta
> version of Ubuntu 13.10 or wait until the release of 13.10 (next week?).
> The article above talks about kernel 3.10 support and Ubuntu 13.10 uses
> kernel 3.11, so it may work with Ubuntu 13.10.
Thanks Nils, looks like 13.10 offers the best chance of sucess.
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