Ubuntu :: Restart Several Times The Bios And Boot Loader?

Jun 17, 2011

First off, i have ran 10.10 for the past 6 months without any problems. Then last week i decided to try 11.04. I installed using Wubi. Now the problem is the computer only freezes when I am using a web browser (firefox). it completely freezes where I can do nothing, so I will kill it with the power button. When i try to restart, not even the bios will boot up, just a blank screen with the num/caps lock key flashing.

But after trying to restart several times the bios and boot loader will eventually come up and will start up normally until the same thing happens. I decided to reinstall using wubi so when i tried to boot itno windows, the windows partition was corrupted. I fully restored windows and installed 11.04 with wubi again only to have the same freezing problems.

I will be trying 10.10 again and see if it just a 11.04 issue, but thought this problem should be out there if anyone else has a similar experience

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eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:d1:00:36:41
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I would like to boot Ubuntu using the Windows XP boot loader, i.e., having an entry there to choose Ubuntu and start my installation of Ubuntu 10.04. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on sdb7 and told the installer to install the grub2 boot loader to /dev/sdb (should it have been /dev/sdb7?). When using the boot selection option of my bios and choosing the second HDD Ubuntu starts without problems.

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Apr 16, 2010

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1) Open a terminal
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sudo nano /etc/rc.local 3) Add this to the bottom of the file (this disables the ATI part of the hybrid graphics card):
echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
4) Press CTRL-X (to exit), Y (to save changes), and ENTER/RETURN to accept the file name.
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Note: This solution is also reported to increase battery life.

Trackpad: It may seem that the right click button is disabled, but it isn't. To right click, you must tap the very bottom right corner of the trackpad. Also, by default the trackpad does not have multi-touch enabled (even though it is capable of it). A reported solution for this is:

1) Open a terminal
2) Type:

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-two-finger-scroll-touchsmart-tm2.conf
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Section "InputClass"
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