Re: Inspiron 1100 hanges with Ubuntu 8.10
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Greg Viola" <gviola@...>
> I am having a problem getting Ubuntu 8.10 to run on my Inspiron
> While it installed without issue, after reboot and signon, the OSwhat's
> appears to hang with nothing besides a blank orange screen and a
> moveable mouse cursor. Am running the A32 BIOS. Any thoughts on
> happening?I found out what the problem is: I needed to "RTFRN"
In the release notes, there's a workaround for the Intel 845 series-
video adapter used in the 1100 (which essentially says to use safe
graphics), which, while it technically works, results in two
undesireable side effects:
- the screen is shrunk down to a low res size
- there are faint blue vertical lines running top to bottom that are
both annoying and will probably burn in permanently
I think I'll forego Ubuntu on this machine until it has native
support for the adapter.