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    [SOLVED] kubuntu installation


    new kid on the block installed kubuntu 10.4 on a brand new desktop. All seemed to have gone well till I decided to restart the pc to boot in Kubuntu but all to no avail. all I get is a blac screen with the cursor/prompt flashing few times and the goes to standby. I and my colleques gave it a go few more times(installating) but all to no avail and same 'blinking' result. could someone please help????

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    Hi and Welcome !


    Which Graphics Card do you have? Press Alt+Ctrl+F3. Does it switch to command line mode?
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    due to further investigation, the situation is that Kubuntu doesn't load graphics drivers for NVidia Quadra NVS 295 car, hence the display is blank. Because i'm a newbie, how do I boot thru the console on a blank screen? sorry if i'm sending this to wrong channel again, i'm a bit nervous

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    Did installer throw any error message?
    Does machine boot up fine from Kubuntu CD? Execute this in Kubuntu Konsole :
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Post output here.

    * Its small L in fdisk -l. If you Kubuntu doesn't have internet access, post only first and last columns ( Device and System ) of fdisk output.
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    Kubuntu installation

    joe@nrj-dt010:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for joe:

    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xf53749b2

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 32826 263670784 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 32826 60802 224712705 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 32826 57141 195311616 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 57142 60802 29400064 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    joe@nrj-dt010:~$

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    Very pressingly URGENT - kubuntu installation

    GUYS please I need assistance very badly that if I cant fix this problem, it could cost me job (a week old). Continuing from previous thread, when i connect the hard-drive to another PC, I'm able to login into kubuntu but when I return to pc in question, its a 'blinking' black screen.

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    Mount / partition of Kubuntu and edit/create xorg.conf file in /etc/X11.

    If /dev/sda1 is / partition, mount it in LiveCD.
    Code:
    mkdir kubuntu
    mount -t ext4  /dev/sda1 kubuntu
    cd kubuntu/etc/X11
    sudo nano xorg.conf
    * Its Capital X in X11.

    Add these contents in xorg.conf file :
    Code:
    Section "Device"
           Identifier "Configured Video Device"
           Option "RenderAccel" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
             Identifier "Configured Monitor"
             HorizSync 31.5 - 50.0
             VertRefresh 40-90
             Option "UseEdidFreqs" "1"
             Option "ReducedBlanking"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Default Screen"
            Monitor "Configured Monitor"
            Device "Configured Video Device"
            DefaultDepth 24
            Subsection "Display"
                 Depth 24
                 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            EndSubsection
    EndSection
    Press Ctrl+X, Y and hit Enter key to save file.
    Unmount partition and reboot machine.
    Code:
    cd
    sudo umount /dev/sda1
    In case it doesn't work, replace this line
    Code:
           Option "RenderAccel" "true"
    with this one
    Code:
     Driver "vesa"
    in xorg.conf file.
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    Kubuntu installation

    Thanks Devil. at least for the feedback but can't try this anymore today because i've already left work. I will RELIGIOUSLY follow your instruction letter-for-letter and I hopefully wish it works.

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    Kubuntu installation

    hey Devils, does that mean that my problem has nothing to do with the graphics drivers for NVidia Quadra NVS 295 card? Or do i still have to look into that as well? Because apart from me performing this execution tomorrow, I have to defend it as well in the presence of my superiors.

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    Its a Graphics Card problem only. X Server uses generic values for all Cards and it couldn't configure your card correctly. I have posted xorg.conf file which works fine for most of Nvidia Card.
    In a few machines, we have to use "vesa" driver instead of default "nvidia" driver.
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