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Hey everyone, I have ubuntu on my desktop - works great. The problem is I am trying to install it on my laptop. I have the image burned, and it's ...
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    Installation problems


    Hey everyone,

    I have ubuntu on my desktop - works great. The problem is I am trying to install it on my laptop. I have the image burned, and it's booting off my cd rom just fine. The problem comes after that. It goes to the ubuntu loading screen for a pretty long time, then after that the screen scrambles in random black and white box type things, at which point I get no response unless I hit the power button at which point a linux screen pops up and tells me it's waiting for programs to close, then boots down.

    Any suggestions?

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    Laptop. Make? Model?

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    Asus G51J series

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    It sounds like a video card problem....any idea which video card it uses? Did you verify the download and also verify the iso you burned?
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    It uses an nvidia gts 360m

    I run into the exact same problem with fedora... I can get mint to boot, though. The download/iso were verified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danklein403 View Post
    It uses an nvidia gts 360m

    I run into the exact same problem with fedora... I can get mint to boot, though. The download/iso were verified.
    Fedora uses the Nouveau driver, Mint uses the Nvidia driver....I bet Ubuntu uses the Nouveau driver as well. See this link for blacklisting the Nouveau driver.
    [ubuntu] Cannot load Nvidia driver on Ubuntu 10.04 - Ubuntu Forums
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