[sf-lug] Ubuntu 7.10 Video Problem
x351912 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 12:48:19 PST 2007
Thanks, I was wondering about that. I was using the old rule of thumb
to double your RAM.
If that's the current conventional wisdom I will go with 2. A friend
of mine also said that its a good idea to have you swap on a different
physical drive than you / I do have a spare non-SATA drive lying
around, do you think the gains from using a different drive would be
lost by using a slower non-SATA?
On 12/20/07, jim stockford <jim at well.com> wrote:
> 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
> > MB GIGABYTE GA-MA69VM-S2 R
> > CPU AMD|A64 X2 5600 2.8G AM2 2x1M R
> > MEM 2GX2|A-DATA ADQVE1B16K R
> > Any thoughts? Sorry for the lack of precision on the error messages.
> > Thanks,
> > Ted
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