I've been pretty happy with my experience installing (K)ubuntu
Dapper 6.06 on my new Dell Inspiron 6400. I've retained the option
of booting into the DEll-installed Windows-XP but usually use
Kubuntu now that I've just about got everything working (incl ATI
graphics drivers and WPA on my wifi).
The only remaining problem I have is that *sometimes* on bootup
(while grub is displaying the boot menu) the machine gets into a
state where (one of?) the fans start spinning and keep spinning very
fast and apparently indefinitely. In this state the boot process
continues very slowly -I eventually give up and press the restart
button. Usually everything's fine on the second attempt but I
sometimes need to try a few times.
The problem usually arises on the first boot of the day - I have no
idea how that could be - perhaps it just likes the evenings
As the problem occurs so early in the boot process I can't find any
logging information. Since I haven't even selected a boot
option/kernel yet, I'm thinking it must be either: grub; BIOS or a
Has anybody else had/solved this problem?
Any suggestions would be appreciated...