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Apr 3, 2010

Today, just hurry the boot process up a few seconds, I manually selected the kernel to boot to. Everything went well and got to the point where I heard the bootup sound and then the screen went blank and my monitor on-switch went orange - indicating nothing to display.

If I pressed the delete key I could hear the sound made when there's nothing more to delete. I switched to one of the virtual terminals and the monitor switch went green but no display.

I rebooted and let the bootup process as normal and everything was OK. I repeated the initial bootup process, with the manual selection, and it went blank again. The odd thing is, I'm sure I've recently done this before and all was fine.

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Fixing the physical setup is not possible or at least unlikely for the moment: the only solution is to carefully resize and position windows so that they display in the visible part of the screen - using full-screen mode is out.

Is there a way around this via software, using xrandr for example?

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Jul 8, 2010

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Sep 10, 2010

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Aug 10, 2011

1. Installed Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit for my 64 bit laptop to run alongside windows 7.

2. Installation worked, but had problems booting - it booted sometimes from the grub menu other times didn't

3. Found no solutions for problem so deleted grub and removed the ubuntu OS from disk management.

Since that time I've been attempting to install the long term support (version 10.04) for a while and nothing's happening. The button to "install" or "try without install" leads me to the ubuntu logo screen with the dots flashing under then a blank screen. The memory stick's light doesn't flash either hence it's not working. I've tried the 32 bit and 64 bit version, downloaded from multiple sources and converted the iso using multiple programs.

I then tried the 11.04 version again in 64 bit but that didn't work so I tried what I did in the beginning, the 32 bit version and it works. It feels a bit like after the first install my laptop only wants to install the 32bit 11.04 version and is a bit racist (can i say that?) to the other versions so completely rejects them. Why?

Is there any chance if I try to use a cd to boot that version and it may work from there?

And if I can't run 10.04 for some weird reason technical or w.e, can someone reccommend me another REALLY good version for a beginner which is easy to install and doesn't have too many problems.

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/dev/sr0 on /media/cdrom0 is a CDROM, but I dont think thats the issue.

[707515.629800] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[707515.629806] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
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Jan 1, 2011

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I did some googling and found out to run system-config-display, however when I run this the monitor goes blank and does not work, I have tried a few variations of setting the resolution etc. but nothing worked.

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Nov 9, 2010

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My kernel is 2.2.15-5.0, Redhat 6.2. Here is the output of lspci for the video card:

00:0c.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage II+ 215GTB [Mach64 GTB] (rev 9a) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4755
Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 0
Memory at e2000000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
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Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled]

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