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Ok, I need to somehow either fix the screen flickering issue on my mom's ubuntu install, or install windows xp. I have a windows xp disk, and when the bios ...
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    Help, Screen Problems and a Bios/Grub issue


    Ok, I need to somehow either fix the screen flickering issue on my mom's ubuntu install, or install windows xp. I have a windows xp disk, and when the bios says to press any button to boot from cd, I hit a button, and it then seems to lock up repeating a tone over and over again.

    Otherwise I have the screen refresh rate to 60hz on what I think is a intel integrated card. Here is the xorg.conf
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    EndSection
    Thanks a ton for any help!

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Executre this :
    Code:
    sudo lspco | grep -i vga
    Post output here.


    Windows Installation CD doesn't work in a few machine's having Linux installed. First of all, you have to remove GRUB ( Boot Loader ).
    You should go for dual boot only. Install Windows OS first and install Ubuntu ( or any other Linux distro after that ). Install of Linux will detect Windows OS and setup dual boot itself. You will have choice to boot eifher distro at startup.
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