Author Topic: would love to try, but ubuntu install freezes midway (due to vid card)  (Read 1725 times)

rhydewithdis

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I googled and found some useful suggestions but I can't seem to get any commands to work for me from the command line... any tips would be appreciated.

Once the install left me at the command prompt I typed:
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorgand got back the response: /bin/sh/: sudo: not found

I also tried another solution:
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chroot /root nano etc/X11/xorg.conf. and got back the response: chroot: cannot execute nano: No such file or directory

My setup:
dell dimension e510
512MB RAM   
SND CARD CHAINTECH|CT-AV710 7.1 RTL
VGA MSI A X800 128M RX800-TD128E
Seems like my MSI card, which I believe is the same as an ATI Radeon x800 is the cause of the problem.

I even tried to pico solution which was to "type pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Find your video card, and change driver "nv" to "vesa"." but got the following error: /bin/sh: pico: not found

I'm guessing that I'm just not in the right path to be typing these commands, but I'm not sure where I need to type these commands from.  Any help would be appreciated!

milan

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It seems your installation of ubuntu is really broken.
I don't know if there's an option to recover the packages that came with the installation...

/edit:
reinstalling ubuntu will probably work...
« Last Edit: March 25, 2007, 03:51:17 pm by milan »

rhydewithdis

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Thanks for the response.  But the main issue is that I have not even gone through the initial installation.  My problem here is during my first installation EVER.  I will try re-downloading the CD and burning it again, maybe that will help me, but if anyone else has any clue about the problem, please do tell!