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Hey there, I've just got a little bit of a problem installing Linux. I'm trying to install it on to my Laptop. I'm trying 2 different distros, Ubuntu 9.1, and ...
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    Ubuntu/OpenSUSE install problems


    Hey there, I've just got a little bit of a problem installing Linux. I'm trying to install it on to my Laptop. I'm trying 2 different distros, Ubuntu 9.1, and OpenSUSE 11.2.

    When I install OpenSUSE at 1024x768 or 800x600, the screen goes blank after the install. When i install with VESA or text text mode, it appears to install ok, but then boots to consol.

    When i try to Install Ubuntu, it seems to install ok, then it boots to consol and and flickers.

    I haven't been able to get any sign of KDE at all. This machine's got a GMA950 graphics system, and I don't know if that's the issue here or not.

    Any idea what's going on here?

    Thanks for any help you can offer,
    Lloyd

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    was able to get past this by creating an xorg.conf and loading the vesa driver. Just have to try to get my resolution past 800x600 now, hehe.

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Post the contents of xorg.conf file and output of this
    Code:
    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
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    Ok here's what I have for each of those. Thanks for taking a look at them, I really appreciate it.


    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)


    # /.../
    # SaX generated X11 config file
    # Created on: 2010-03-11T16:48:27-0700.
    #
    # Version: 8.1
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
    # Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
    #
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
    #

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
    FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    Option "ZapWarning" "on"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx"
    Load "dri"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    # Driver "kbd" will be disabled unless 'Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"'
    # is set in "ServerFlags" section.
    Driver "kbd"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    # Driver "mouse" will be disabled unless 'Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"'
    # is set in "ServerFlags" section.
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Buttons" "7"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "Holtek USB Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection


    Section "Monitor"
    DisplaySize 304 190
    HorizSync 30-62
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "LGPHILIPSLCD LCD MONITOR"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "PreferredMode" "800x600"
    VendorName "LPL"
    VertRefresh 43-60
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    Modeline "800x600" 38.22 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 622
    Modeline "800x600" 34.75 800 848 880 960 600 603 607 617 +HSync -Vsync
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 16
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    BoardName "945 GM"
    Driver "vesa"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    VendorName "Intel"
    EndSection



    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    EndSection

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    Create a backup copy of xorg.conf file.
    Code:
    su -
    cd /etc/X11
    cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.backup
    Copy following contents and create new xorg.conf file.

    Refresh Rates ( HorizSync and VertRefresh ) are very low. Check your Monitor's Manual for supported Refresh rates and set correct rates in Monitor Section. I am using Generic Refresh Rates below. Remove Mode section and edit Screen Section too.
    Code:
    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
    FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    Option "ZapWarning" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx"
    Load "dri"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    # Driver "kbd" will be disabled unless 'Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"'
    # is set in "ServerFlags" section.
    Driver "kbd"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    # Driver "mouse" will be disabled unless 'Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"'
    # is set in "ServerFlags" section.
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Buttons" "7"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "Holtek USB Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    HorizSync 30-71
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "LGPHILIPSLCD LCD MONITOR"
    Option "DPMS"
    VendorName "LPL"
    VertRefresh 43-160
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes 1280x1024" "1024x800" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "Device"
    BoardName "945 GM"
    Driver "vesa"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    VendorName "Intel"
    EndSection
    
    
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
    EndSection
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    Ok i created that new xorg.conf, and the machine would only boot to the consol. Restored the backup xorg.conf and it's booted back into the GUI now.

    Must be something in there that new file that the system isn't agreeing with?

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    Have you checked your Monitor's Manual? First of all, set correct, supported Refresh Rates in xorg.conf file.
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    I'm trying to find that right now, it's an Aspire 5580-6974, Notebook. So information on the moniter seems to be a bit rough to find.

    While i was looking around i stumbled upon this though. Had to change http to hxxp to get it to let me post the link.

    hxxp://nileshbansal.blogspot.com/2007/01/suse-acer-aspire-5580-and-non-standard.html

    Does anything there jump out at you?

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    the first link in that post is dead, think i found another location for it though.

    hxxp://forums.opensuse.org/archives/sf-archives/archives-hardware/archives-laptop-support/330352-intel-945gm-1280x800-laptop-monitor-problem-suse-10-2-a.html

    I'm going through that one right now.

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    Do let us know how it goes. I will check other options meanwhile.
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