[LinuxBIOS] black screen of death

Joseph Smith joe at smittys.pointclark.net
Tue Jul 17 21:37:35 CEST 2007

Quoting Corey Osgood <corey.osgood at gmail.com>:

> seems you probably have the wrong mailing list, this one is for the
> linuxbios project (www.linuxbios.org). you're probably looking for the
> X.org mailing list (http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/xorg)
> -Corey
> samuel pattuzzi wrote:
>> oh! its come back to haunt me, all the way from windows. well in truth
>> it isnt my computer that is having the promblem, its my uncles. we are
>> in italy for our summer holidays (where my uncle lives) and im trying
>> to install ubuntu for him.
>> the problem seems to me, from the research i have done, to be to do
>> with the x server. my uncle had tried to install ubuntu on his own but
>> he had found the problem that when ubuntu finish loading the screen
>> goes black and the computer stops responding (even to ctrl alt f1). i
>> tried to install ubuntu using a text install and all goes smooth till
>> it comes to booting ubuntu when the loading bar gets to the end the
>> screen blacks out. i have yet to see gnome from this pc. i have also
>> tried to run a mandriva live cd i have and that works fine! but i dont
>> want mandriva, i want ubuntu!! my uncle had his old grafics card about
>> so i tried this out, however my efforts where to no avail. i got the
>> messega that x server failed to load. i tried to reconfigure the xorg
>> with "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" but i guess i got it wrong
>> because there was no change. i put the newer card back in and it acted
>> as if it still had the other card, i guess this is because i
>> configured the x server wrong. it tells me it cant find a device. the
>> card im using is and asus 9250 and the screen is an acer AL1716s.
>> here in italy i have very limited access to the internet, my uncle
>> hasnt got broadband, so please consider this in your answers.
>> do i need to reconfigure the xserver, or is it another problem?
>> are there some drivers i should download for the asus card?
>> -sam

Thanks - Joe

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