[sf-lug] Ubuntu 7.10 Video Problem

Blake Haggerty Blake.Haggerty at Sapphire.com
Thu Dec 20 12:00:47 PST 2007

Arn't Sawp partitions supposed to be double your ram??



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-----Original Message-----
From:jim stockford jim at well.com 
To: "Ted Nebus" ;
Cc: "sf-lug at linuxmafia.com" ;
Sent: Dec 20, 2007 11:57:33 AM
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Ubuntu 7.10 Video Problem

no thoughts on your problem per se, but a tho't 
about swap: 
according to red hat (yes, i know this is ubuntu, but 
red hat engineers do know things about the linux 
kernel), there's no need for a swap partition bigger 
than 2GB and there's a recommendation to have 
multiple swap partitions interspersed amidst other 

On Dec 20, 2007, at 11:35 AM, Ted Nebus wrote: 

> Hi, 
> I am a solid linux user (non programmer, non admin) so that best 
> describes my tech level. I have been using ubuntu for a while now I 
> think since 6.06. 
> Normally, I dumpster computers and put them together (so I do know a 
> bit about hardware). I finally got a job where i can buy parts so I 
> did. 
> I started to install Ubuntu 7.10 (i386). During boot up it started to 
> switch into the graphics mode. It but kept switching back to text 
> perhaps looking for the right video settings(?). Ultimately it gave 
> me a message to the effect of 
> The video server has been restarted about 6 times in the last 90 
> seconds. Will try again in 2 minutes. 
> I said okay, and waited. 
> It did the same cycle again, and then I restarted the computer. 
> I put in my xubuntu 6.10 (i386) cd which I had handy, and it didn't 
> have this problem. I was able to install. This however had a problem 
> with the partitioner I was able to make a 10 gig / a 5 gig /home and a 
> 8 gig swap. I wanted the remainder of the 500 gig SATA drive to be 
> /shared. It gave me a message saying that I could not start the 
> partition before the start (or something like that). I figured I 
> would settle that later. After rebooting I put in the Ubuntu 7.10 
> disk, added it to my repositories and tried to install ndiswrapper. 
> It told me that I could not because I didn't have the correct libc6 in 
> the repositories. 
> Ideally, I want Ubuntu 7.10 on my system. 
> Hardware is as follows: 
> HD 500G|WD 7K 16M SATA2 WD5000AAKS 
> CPU AMD|A64 X2 5600 2.8G AM2 2x1M R 
> Any thoughts? Sorry for the lack of precision on the error messages. 
> Thanks, 
> Ted 
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