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Hi, I'm trying to install Lubuntu on a new partition on an: Acer Aspire One, D270 (atom n2600 chip) Lubuntu 12.04 LTS installs fine initially. However, problems occur when I ...
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    Problems getting graphics driver installed on Lubuntu


    Hi,

    I'm trying to install Lubuntu on a new partition on an:
    Acer Aspire One, D270 (atom n2600 chip)

    Lubuntu 12.04 LTS installs fine initially. However, problems occur when I go to Additional Drivers and try to activate the
    Cedar Trail graphics driver. It downloads and install in in progress until almost at the end suddenly goes to a black screen. After that only choice is to kill power and it's impossible to boot up again. (I can boot into recovery mode though)

    I've tried this several times now and the result is always the same. Without this graphics driver some functions don't work. Ironically this is not a problem on an Ubuntu installation. So I don't understand why just with Lubuntu?

    Does anyone have any sugestions how to get this driver installed or an alternative?

    Thanks

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    It downloads and install in in progress until almost at the end suddenly goes to a black screen. After that only choice is to kill power and it's impossible to boot up again. (I can boot into recovery mode though)
    How long do you wait to reboot machine? Have you tried to install driver through Package Manager or in command line mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    How long do you wait to reboot machine? Have you tried to install driver through Package Manager or in command line mode?
    I waited a good half hour just to be safe!

    I have not tried using either Synaptic or the command line as I didn't think hardware driver would be in there. But I'm probably wrong! what is the command for installing the driver in the Terminal?

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    OK here's the latest:

    I tried installing the graphics driver via Synaptic Package Manager. That worked and I didn't get the black screen. All seemed OK until I rebooted and it wouldn't complete the boot.

    I get the following error messages:

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    Could not write bytes, broken pipe
    
    phy0: brcms_ops_bss_info_changed: qos enabled: false (implement)
    phy0: brcmsmac: brcms_ops_bss_info_changed: associated
    phy0: changing basic rates: failed: -22
    phy0: brcms_ops_bss_info_changed: arp filtering: enabled true, count 0 (implement)
    phy0:  brcms_ops_bss_info_changed: arp filtering: enabled true, count 1 (implement)
    I don't know quite what this means? Anyone have advice on how to proceed?

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    Could not write bytes, broken pipe
    Could you post error message that appear before above line? brscm_ops is reference to Broadcam wireless card only.
    When error message appear, have you tried pressing Ctrl+Alt+F3, F4 etc? Does it switch to tty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Could you post error message that appear before above line? brscm_ops is reference to Broadcam wireless card only.
    When error message appear, have you tried pressing Ctrl+Alt+F3, F4 etc? Does it switch to tty?
    Yes several error messages:

    Several lines of "Bad target = 0," 1, 3 etc

    Then brief flash of Lubuntu logo screen and "broken pipe../brscm" etc

    "ctrl/alt/f3" etc will drop me to tty prompt and I can log in, "welcome to ubuntu 12.04/packages to update etc". Then I sudo halt and try to boot again..
    Last edited by mariane_08; 02-05-2013 at 01:17 PM.

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    Execute startx command at tty prompt. Post error message here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Execute startx command at tty prompt. Post error message here.
    Code:
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Feb 5 23:09:29 2013
    (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    PVRPreInit: done
    xinit: connection to X server lost
    
    waiting for X server to shut down ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
    Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.
    I asume this means a failier to launch xorg but I don't know enough about xorg to go beyond that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mariane_08 View Post
    Code:
    PVRPreInit: done
    xinit: connection to X server lost
    
    waiting for X server to shut down ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
    Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.
    I asume this means a failier to launch xorg but I don't know enough about xorg to go beyond that!
    Well I've done a bit of googling around on this one and it appears that this problem is linked to the graphics driver and has come up before, i.e the driver "breaks it"

    Whats strange is I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a seperate partition and thats OK. So why not Lubuntu??

    I guess my next step will be to try and find an alternative driver for the cedartrail chip and thats where I get a lost. Any advice?

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