Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a Toshiba Satellite C55-A laptop

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Oct 6 19:21:49 UTC 2013

On 10/06/2013 12:00 PM, 陶治江 wrote:
> 于 2013-10-6 3:43, Nils Kassube 写道:
>> 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:
>>> r.aspx
>>> 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.
>> Nils
> Yes, offen ubuntu has the best hardware support.
> If it does not work, what you only can do is WAITING..

I couldn't have put it better myself! And, I've been waiting for YEARS 
for a QuickBooks and Access killers. Still waiting! Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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