I've seen a bit about the display being frozen on intel integrated displays, but I do not see the answer anywhere. Does anyone know how to fix this problem: Ubuntu 9.10 boots and runs just fine for 10, 20 or even 30 minutes performing variety of tasks. Then, without warning the display is frozen. The mouse can move the pointer just fine, but I cannot interact with the desktop and the machine must be shutdown by holding the power button.
I've observed this while playing a Kpatience game, general surfing of the internet, and view ..... videos. One time it happened when the display powers off after being idle, but this is not consistently the case. I have tried to make the freeze happen, but am unable to do so (so it seems, anyway). What is happening here? Here are the details of my system:
I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 running Windows XP.I want to dual boot a Linux Distro on this PC. It has a Celeron Processor (2.60Ghz, 400 fsb. 256 cache) Hard Drive is 40GB IDE Installed Ram is 256Mb (Though I am in the process of maxing this to 2Gb). I have 10 GB Free space. I want to run a Linux Distro on this space.
I would like recommendations for a USB wireless device to get Internet on a Dell Dimension 2400. It is an old computer but, Ubuntu 10.4 is running like a really fast steam train - like nothing will stop it. Hooray for Ubuntu - XP has been dumped from this machine when I inherited it as it was becoming bloated and inevitably slow (not that I wanted to keep it any way). So I only need a good easy to install wireless USB device for Internet connection. I bought a Realtek RT2070 chipset device without reading into the dos and don'ts. My own fault really as I have been spoilt with everything 'just working' with my laptop and Ultimate Edition Linux.
I have tried a few different driver versions for this thing and it simply won't see the device properly. I can get a @Connection Established' message with a couple of the drivers but, I never actually get connected. I have tried the Windows Wireless Drivers and although they all install I get the 'No Hardware Detected' next to the driver name every time. Something definitely not working somewhere.
So I am giving up with this one and hoping I can find one that people know works well and easily installed. Preferrably with a .deb file (asking a bit much I know but, in this day and age I expect it). After all the other Operating Systems have their own executables that work for all installations of everything. Oh, how I wish I had the time and know-how to do this for all peripherals for Linux. It would be like being in seventh heaven for everyone. No more compiling, or make commands just download and install...
I was amazed to see four simultaneous video feeds running in VideoLan the other day through Ultimate Edition on a Dell Studio 1537. I think I could have just kept opening and running the videos. They had no dropped frames at all - amazing when I considered the same day what crap Windows 7 was to stutter trying to play a CD with music.
I have a fresh install of Kubuntu on an old Dell Dimension 2400 that seems to be working perfectly except for the network connection. I have a wired network connection to a linksys router connected to a cable modem. This connection works on other devices.
Code: ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0b:db:b6:cf:09
I've freshly installed Debian Lenny 5.03 with xfce from cd, but I'm having intermittent problems with X. Mostly X will startup fine, but occasionally it crashes. If I'm lucky, it will just shutdown and just return me to the text-mode login. But if I'm unlucky, it freezes completely, such that even the alt-SysRq key combos won't work.
I have working speakers that I am trying to attach to my Ubuntu Dell computer. It's an older computer, and only has 512 ram, and a 20 gig hard drive right now. When I hooked up the speakers, and everything and try to play a ..... music video, the music plays at a very sped-up rate. The speakers are Altec Lansing speakers. I have tried to find the answer to this problem with no luck. Do I need to do any coding in the terminal? Or is there another problem?
Something about my sound setup does not agree with Linux. I couldn't get sound on Puppy Linux and I can't get sound with Ubuntu either. I'm trying to use speakers through the headphone jack at the front of the tower (system unit, whatever you call the thing that houses the motherboard/ CD Drive etc.)
I tried the basic sound troubleshooting from this guide: [URL]..Since I still have the links up from it, I might as well share them with you. 1. This is the ALSA Information Script tailored to my settings: [URL]..
2. This is the ALSA Driver Configuration Guide. Scroll down to Line 587 for my card ( Module snd-ens1371):[URL]..
I'm trying to set up a new HTPC and can't get sound to work over HDMI. If I set System > Preferences > Sound > Hardware and set the profile to Analog Stereo Duplex, I get sound from the speaker port just fine.However if I set the profile to Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output I get nothing on my TV. I'm using 10.04 LTS.Some data:
Code: $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
It gets stuck at the splash screen(the ubuntu logo) However it can boot in failsafe graphics mode and it boots with no problem if my second display is connected. It freezes if I try to change my display settings and it tells me my graphics card is not recognized. I'm using Lucid Lynx. I tried to do a fresh start but grub loads before the ubuntu cd and/or usb drive.
First time user of Ubuntu and first post on this forum. So i installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive, it took me a couple days. I followed the web sights direction and when i saw the option for windows or Ubuntu, clicked Ubuntu and that brought me to this:
GNU GRUB Version 1.98+2010...
Minimal BASH-like line editing is suported. For the first word, TAB list possible command completion. Anywhere else TAB list possible device or file completions.
No tricksters Im having a profetional check this stuff before i use any of it
I'm trying to get dual monitors working on a fresh install of debian from the netinst install cd. I did not allow the installer to download any packages and then manually installed xorg gnome-core & gdm using apt-get.
The monitors are plugged into the onboard vga and dvi ports of my motherboard. I believe the chipset is intel.
! I'm thinking of buying a corei5-660 on a motherboard with an Intel H55 Express Chipset. Does anyone know if it's fully compatible with OpenSUSE 11.3? I mean video (that comes from the processor, not an off-board PCI), audio (HD Audio), networking (Intel� 82578DC Gigabit), SATA Controller, USB, etc. I've tried to google but didn't find much info so I wonder if anyone is using or knows where I can find more info about it...
I have found this thread on the forums about the H55 chipset: Core i3 Intel Clarkdale graphic controller problem But the problems were facing on 11.2, I don't know about 11.3...
I'm a basic ubuntu user, and I enjoy it. I want to install ubuntu and use it for gaming on an old computer. I have been told that wine doesn't do great with games, but then a friend of mine showed me that with a good processor and gfx card and RAM, it will do. So here's the thing: this computer i want to work with, its a dell dimension l500r bought in 2000 and came with win98. my parents don't even care about it any more, and they gave me full permission to kill it if I want.
so, I decided to upgrade it. I know I will need to upgrade RAM, Hard drive, GFX, and processor. Anyone know the specs on this computer, and do you have any other suggestions in terms of parts? (for example, it has a small fan that I'm pretty sure is the heat sink for the processor. Should I add a fan?). I will NOT install windows if I have to. I'm not paying money for an OS that costs more than I can afford to maintain. EDIT: forgot to mention that I have figured out the specs on my RAM and have a USB external hard drive I can attach later. big things are specs for GFX card and processor.
I'm new to Linux, last 6 months, and am trying to install it on my tower, but for some reason after successfully going through the installation process, it will not boot. I'm using ubuntu in a virtual box on my laptop just fine, I've had not problems at all, this really has me stumped since it seemed so easy on my laptop.I get this message after the installation has finished and the computer has to restart, the cd tray opens, I remove the ubuntu cd I burned, and I get this message:
Strike F1 to retry, Strike F2 to enter setup I put the CD back in, and then selected "Boot from Hard Disc", and then get a "Booting from local disk..." and the cursor blinking below, but after 2 minutes or so, I get the following error:
isolinux: Disk error 80, AX=0201, drive 80
Before installing Ubuntu, I did the hard drive test just to be sure, and there were no problems, it said everything was good to go.
Dell Dimension 8300 20GB Hard Drive (IDE, jumpers set to factory positions, and the IDE 1 cable plugged in) 1 GB Ram Pentium 4 w/ Hyper-Threading
I just installed 10.04 on a Dell Dimension T7500. I first set up linux partitions following first FAT16 (Dell Utilities) and second FAT32 (labeled OS) partitions. The installer suggested there was no OS when I was installing Ubuntu 10.04. After restart I see that the first option in boot order is "Onboard or USB CDROM drive". But Ubuntu never booted. I then changed boot order to first look in ID00 LUN0 ATA. Same thing..no boot of Ubuntu. On the other machines on which I've installed Ubuntu I have dual boot with Windows and have GRUB installed. So....how best to set this up and find out if I have a workable OS?
I picked up the computer for free (Dell P4 with no HD), stuck in a hard drive I had laying around and installed Ubuntu Studio 10.04 yesterday. I am completely clueless about how to do anything with Linux. I put in a Zyxel g-360 wireless pci card, and found the ACX111 driver online. I found the wiki here: [URL] Are those installation instructions? I can't understand what it says. I have the Zyxel installation disk for Windows XP if that helps.
I have a Dimension 3000 with 2GB RAM, a 500 GB disk with two, 250 GB partitions, one for XP and one for Linux. The machine has a 1 GB Ethernet expansion card to replace the 10/100 MB integrated Ethernet card. The BIOS was upgraded to A03, the latest version. My initial attempt to boot the Live CD of Kubuntu 10.04.2 32-bit desktop left me with a blank screen, the CD-ROM drive stopped and the hard disk light on. I used the power button reset to re-gain control of the machine. On the next try, I removed the "quiet splash --" from the end of the boot options, and the machine got much further, but did much complaining about sr0 which I believe is a reference to a software RAM drive.
I went through the BIOS setup screen (hit F2 on boot to access) and under "Integrated devices:Network Interface controller" I turned off the built in network interface since the machine is using the plug-in card mentioned above. I also put the floppy disk drive at the end of the "Boot sequence" parameter. I rebooted again with the same deletion of the "quiet splash --" from the end of the boot options and the boot took me to the desktop!
Alas, when I tried to install 10.04.2 from the desktop, the installation died at the 15% point with "[Errno 5] Input/output error". The included explanation pointed at problems with either the hard drive (brand new in my case) or the CD-ROM drive or the CD itself. I'm too tired right now to pursue this further, but I will try burning a new CD at a lower speed as suggested by the error's help information.
I'm also still concerned about the earlier complaints about sr0. It is conceivable that the problem with copying the files to the hard disk could relate to problems with a RAM buffer that is used in the copying process. I mention this to remind myself to pursue that as a possible culprit if re-burning the CD doesn't help.
I did it as the tutorial on the Ubuntu website showed and I can get it to boot from a Live CD, but on my computer, different things are shown than in the tutorial when I attempt to actually install it. I am not prompted to enter my location or my keyboard layout, and my screen for the allocation of the hard drive is different. Please help me. I am not that tech-savvy and do not want to mess my computer up.@ corps - The Live CD version gives me the option of actually installing it directly from the Live CD.
I am trying to set up a somewhat older Dell as a test box. I installed Fedora 13 on it. When I attempt to shut down the system, it reboots and powers back on. I have attempted shutdown using the GUI, and variations of shutdown, init and halt. All of these result in the PC powering back on. The only way for me to power off the system is to press and hold the power button.
I'm attempting to install Natty Narwhal Desktop 32-bit on my Dell Dimension 4700. I get to the screen with various options (Install Ubuntu, Test Memory, etc.) but on choosing boot from disk or install, I just get a black screen. Any ideas what might be the problem? I'm don't have much experience with Ubuntu, so a simple explanation would be preferred.
I just installed debian-6.0.1a-i386-netinst yesterday on my Dell Dimension 4100. I have a serial keyboard and mouse, which both worked fine during the install and the keyboard allowed me to enter the correct passphrase. After I enter the passphrase the PC continues to boot up, and it gets to a black screen with small fuzzy/distorted "DELL" logo's on the top part of the screen going from left to right.
What is wrong with my PC? What can I do to troubleshoot this?
I really would like to get debian up and running on this desktop
I have an old Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop computer which used to run Windows XP but I installed Linux Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit onto it. It has a pentium 4 2.8Ghz, 1GB of ram(I think), a 120GB HDD...etc. Anyway, so when I install Ubuntu I try to install the graphics drivers for it. I go to intels website. There were two drivers available for Linux for my adapter:
the i915graphics and a intelgraphics driver. Both were tar.gz. When I try to install them, it can't for some reason. I tried "sudo sh" in terminal, I tried extracting the package and executing it...etc. Nothing works. It does give me a message in terminal though.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Dell Dimension 4600 and the sound quality isn't very good. I loaded VirtualBox and installed WinXP on it. If I play the same ..... video on Ubuntu and then on the Vbox WinXP machine the difference is startling. It sounds beautiful on the WinXP machine. Is there any way to improve the sound quality on Ubuntu? When I play the video (any video) on Ubuntu there is a lot of static noise to contend with.
When I try to install on a Dell Dimension 8110, After I hit enter to install, very small green text appears up top that says "undefined video mode" than a number that I can't make out, and another line that says something about hitting <SPACE> to continue. However, hitting space does nothing and the installation hangs indefinitely.
I'm thinking of setting up an old desktop (Dell Dimension 4300/512mb RAM/20g&80g hdd) as a media/file server and using Slackware 13 for it. I'm completely new to doing anything server-wise,it of background: I'm running current versions of Zenwalk and Vector on two different laptops, with the Zenwalk one multi-booting Vista and Ubuntu. The desktop in question is running XP and Zenwalk. I have DSL hooked up to a Linksys WRT (running dd-wrt firmware) for network. I'm not a noob, just not in my comfort zone. My goal is, in addition to setting up the server, to get more hands under the hood (so to speak) on improving my linux skills. It was a toss up between Slack and CentOS, and being very familiar with Slack-based systems, I'm going that route.
My parents have a 8 yr old computer, and they have been running linux for the last 2 years- our graphics card has been a nightmare. It has not worked right....since we first installed 7.10. In 9.04 it could still halfway play DVD's & videos (just barely). No longer in 10.04- Mplayer, totem, xine & VLC die when you try to play a video- any video.
And here's what I get(in terminal): The program 'totem' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'. (Details: serial 89 error_code 11 request_code 132 minor_code 19). (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)