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Boot troubles with Ubuntu and Mandriva

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by bsn56, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. bsn56

    bsn56 Thread Starter

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    I'm running windows XP home edition and was wanting to just run linux through the cdrom. At first I made the Mandriva disc, and booting and installing it worked fine on my brothers computer and laptop. But on my computer it won't boot to the GUI. It will however appear but it gets to a black screen and freezes after the system scan. I did notice that Probing CPUfreq modules failed on it, I don't know if that is related to the blank screen problem. I also tried Ubuntu with the same results. I tried booting with safe graphics mode on both and that didn't succeed either. On Ubuntu it shows the "Would you like to diagnose problem" prompt and I hit yes and it went hay wire. So no luck there either. Any ideas?
     
  2. saikee

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    Linux can't match the video card you got in your computer!

    Try a few more distros.
     
  3. prunejuice

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    Do you have an older NVIDIA card in that machine perhaps?
     
  4. bsn56

    bsn56 Thread Starter

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    I have a GeForce4 MX 4000, would reinstalling the drivers perhaps help?
     
  5. saikee

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    I would just edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf the Driver statement to try "nv" and "vesa" as-provided drivers first.
     
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