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    ubuntu 8.10 not working with my AMD desktop!! any help??


    today i tried to run ubuntu 8.10 from the cd on my statred to load the ubuntu and when it was supposed to log in the monitor turned off but i heard the welcom sound of ubuntu !! it means that it worked but the monitor is off !!!

    my pc is:

    mobo: abit ax78
    amd athlon x2 4800
    v.card: ati hd 3870 512
    2 giga bus 800 ram
    skystar2 satellite card
    alfa wireless lan
    d-link wireless lan

    what's the problem and what's the solution if there is any???

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    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    NH, USA
    this is a graphics problem, you probably can't use the livecd, if you choose to install you will need to run the alternate installer disk most likely as well

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    Linux Guru D-cat's Avatar
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    On the boot screen, press F6, and select acpi=off and noapic. Try booting with those options.

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    Linux Enthusiast Bemk's Avatar
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    Oosterhout-NB, Netherlands
    You can also try to see whether or not the 8.04 cd works. It's an LTS and if you want to go to 8.10 you can always do a dist-upgrade. I think though the alternate cd will be the best way to succes.

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    thanks for ur efforts...i'll try

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    LiveCD of Ubuntu doesn't work properly in a few machines of my Lab and Graphics Cards cause this problem most of the time. Try booting up in Safe Graphics Mode or use Alternate Installation CD for Installation.
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