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raye

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Ubermix on Dell Vostro 2420
« on: January 11, 2013, 08:07:31 AM »
Hi Folks,

Trying to get ubermix 11.04 to run on new dell laptop.  The image works fine on dell netbooks 21xx and dell desktops. 

I can install fine (via usb), but after restart, it only shows blank screen (briefly purple and then just black- no text, splash screen or anything).

I can install and loads fine, standard ubuntu (loaded 12.04)?

Appreciate any help. I am new to linux, so learning stuff.

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Re: Ubermix on Dell Vostro 2420
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 09:01:16 AM »
Since Ubuntu 12.04 works have you tried the latest Ubermix which is based on 12.04?

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Re: Ubermix on Dell Vostro 2420
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 12:36:51 PM »
Will try that. Thinking maybe something with graphic drivers is different with Dell 2420 that 12.04 has that 11.04 does not.

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Re: Ubermix on Dell Vostro 2420
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 07:13:00 AM »
Tried Ubermix 12.04 and does same thing. Installs fine, no errors, but on start up, just blank (black screen). Left it loading for 30minutes, no change??

Any ideas??

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Re: Ubermix on Dell Vostro 2420
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 02:08:39 PM »
Looks like this is an issue with the video card. Fixed by adding 'nomodeset' to the end of the 'linux' lines in /boot/grub/grub.cfg. Steps to permanently fix are as follows:

  • Reboot the computer and press ESC immediately after your computer manufacturer's splash screen disappears (you should see a flashing cursor in the top left corner for a few seconds - press the escape key within 3 seconds to view the menu.)
  • Select "Normal Boot" from the menu (but don't press enter) and press the "e" key on your keyboard
  • Select the line in the box that begins with the word "linux" and move the cursor to the end of the line.
  • Add a space, then the word 'nomodeset'
  • Select the next line in the box (begins with the word "initrd") and move the cursor to the end of the line.
  • Backspace over the four letters "aufs" and replace them with "generic". Do not add any spaces.
  • Then press "ctrl+x" on your keyboard to boot
  • Once booted, open a terminal (ctrl-alt-t) and 'sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg'
  • Add the 'nomodeset' to the end of all three 'linux' lines under each 'menuentry' near the bottom of the file
  • Save and reboot

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Re: Ubermix on Dell Vostro 2420
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 03:47:08 PM »
Got wireless to work on 11.04, by installing, via synaptic, linux-backports-modules-cw:2.6.38-10.6- compat-wireless linux module for version "".

Thanks Jim.