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  • zim2dive
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    Originally posted by Panix View Post
    Easiest workarounds are a few settings changes for installing/booting...

    Force it to use vesa drivers. Some options here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...10-04-ati.html

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/BlankScreen

    The 2nd link deals with an ATI card but the premise is the same.

    You can install the Nvidia driver afterwards. Is it a new card? Strange it's not utilizing the Nouveau driver but oh well... try those links and see if they help. You should be able to boot in 'safe graphics' mode. After installing, choose the safe graphics mode or enter that line in the boot line.

    The 'sane' message is just referring to a scanner you have connected.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ScanningHowTo


    Maybe another poster will have an 'exact' process or settings edit to try but I think those links should be good until then.
    Its an Nvidia GT240... not all that new (at least 1 year old?) and was working perfectly (after an alsa update) with my 10.04 setup. I agree, it seems odd that it didn't work at all.

    So I removed the card.. did the install.. rebooted... installed nvidia-current from xswat PPA .. shut down, installed the card, moved the connected to my monitor to the card, rebooted, and all seems good. Just an unexpected pothole in the install process. In retrospect, I should have tried this earlier.

    Going back and trying Ubuntu 11.10 on USB ... hit TAB and added --xforcevesa to the boot options and it booted to a command prompt when I wanted to "try ubuntu"... rebooted and this time chose to install and (with xforcevesa) and got to that GUI just fine. Altho after the 1st reboot, the screen off the nvidia ports was black and I got nothing via the IGP ports.. so I still had to remove the card... sigh. (I'm sure there is a trick there I just don't know)... this time it got stuck after "Checking battery state...." for the GUI boot.. I could ALT-Fn to command line logins... so I added the x-swat PPA that way and installed nvidia-current, shutdown, reinstalled the card, and rebooted, all seems good.

    thanks for the tips!

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  • Panix
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    Easiest workarounds are a few settings changes for installing/booting...

    Force it to use vesa drivers. Some options here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...10-04-ati.html

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/BlankScreen

    The 2nd link deals with an ATI card but the premise is the same.

    You can install the Nvidia driver afterwards. Is it a new card? Strange it's not utilizing the Nouveau driver but oh well... try those links and see if they help. You should be able to boot in 'safe graphics' mode. After installing, choose the safe graphics mode or enter that line in the boot line.

    The 'sane' message is just referring to a scanner you have connected.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ScanningHowTo


    Maybe another poster will have an 'exact' process or settings edit to try but I think those links should be good until then.

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  • zim2dive
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    Inspiration stuck and I removed my nvidia card... and I got past the garbled screen... will do the install on IGP, then add the nvidia drivers and try to switch back over.

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  • zim2dive
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    hmm won't let me re-edit.. here's a pic:

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  • zim2dive
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    unable to unstall k/ubuntu 11.10

    I'm having no luck installing Kubuntu 11.10 64-bit.. also tried and failed with Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (32 bit is downloading now for the next try).

    Have upgraded the BIOS to 1.60 (latest on the Asrock site)...

    Attempting to install via USB stick.

    Under Ubuntu, I use F11 to select the USB stick for boot... see the Ubuntu installer menu, hit Enter to boot.. see some of the boot log scroll by.. last thing I see is
    Code:
    saned disabled: edit /etc/default/saned
    then the screen goes black, and a short time later I see what looks like a QVGA garbage image, scaled up to 1080p.. ie. a very blocky garbage image, mostly white, with some blue & red mixed in.. I don't seem to get anywhere past that.

    I've run memtest and all looks good there.

    Just to be sure.. this is the board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157251

    EDIT: Kubuntu from burned DVD also fails.. funky screen right after trying to start CUPS.
    Last edited by zim2dive; 23 October 2011, 07:28 PM.

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  • puntarenas
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    Originally posted by puntarenas View Post
    Unfortunately this mainboard has problems with dual boot setups using Linux besides Windows 7-x64, warmstarts result in networking problems. Whenever I boot into Windows, the NIC goes nuts in an "em1: link up" loop after rebooting into Linux, which makes it unusable. You always have to completely shutdown the system after using Windows, otherwise you will end up without reliable networking under Linux:

    http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...89#post1492789
    Just for the record, kernel 3.1 fixed this problem (3.1.0-0.rc8.git0.0.fc16.x86_64).
    Last edited by puntarenas; 04 October 2011, 01:19 AM.

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  • AlbertP
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    The Etron and ASM1042 both use the xHCI standard, which isn't yet bug-free in Ubuntu 11.04/Linux 2.6.38. There has been some upstream work so perhaps it'll be working better with 11.10/3.0.

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  • schmalzler
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    Originally posted by Panix View Post
    One thing to know about Asrock 1155 SB boards is that they all use the etron chip for the USB 3.0. It's still not supporting Linux yet but apparently there are now patches for it. Unfortunately, the support will only effect installs using kernel 3.0. Something like that, anyway.
    Good to know.
    I'm about to buy a Z68M-ITX, which has an ASMedia ASM1042. Is that chip better supported by Linux?

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  • Loaded4th
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    Originally posted by Panix View Post
    I was reading about it because I'm considering an Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 1155 mobo in case I upgrade. Even if it's a bit more $$ than I'd like, it looks interesting. The Pro3 is another alternative. They all use the etron chip so I read up a bit on it. Apparently, there's an upstream fix or patches that can be applied for a 2.6.38 kernel. I only skimmed over it since I have no idea yet if I'm upgrading or to what brand/board.

    I probably would still be using usb 2.0 anyway so it will likely be solved by then. Also, there's a lot of usb 2.0 ports anyway. It was mostly FYI in case you tried to use it.
    I only paid $35 at MicroCenter for the Asrock Z68 Pro3, but the core i7 + cooler was 8 times that! Still, it's been a while since I spent any real money on a system, and this should last for maybe a decade with all the software I'm ever likely to use. I actually spent about $500 on the whole system as a friend kicked in a bit as I'd spent a considerable amount of time on upgrading his system. I would have preferred an AMD processor, but this was a special deal plus the low power.

    I'm a bit of a newbe on Kubuntu, although I have managed to work my way through a few challenges in the past, even compiling an intel driver for an old HP DC5100 a few revisions ago by following instructions!

    Even though some of the points I mentioned have been listed elsewhere in this forum, I just wanted to share the major hurdles I faced in a single post. You seem to be taking a more cautious approach to your investment, I guess I was a bit more impulsive, as I hadn't really researched the Linux side, although XP was my main focus.

    Thanks again...

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  • Panix
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    Originally posted by Loaded4th View Post
    Thanks for the tip about Kernel 3.0, Kubuntu 11.04 does not seem to use it, so I guess I'll have to wait. I can always use an eSata port if I have large local data transfers, or use XP.
    I was reading about it because I'm considering an Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 1155 mobo in case I upgrade. Even if it's a bit more $$ than I'd like, it looks interesting. The Pro3 is another alternative. They all use the etron chip so I read up a bit on it. Apparently, there's an upstream fix or patches that can be applied for a 2.6.38 kernel. I only skimmed over it since I have no idea yet if I'm upgrading or to what brand/board.

    I probably would still be using usb 2.0 anyway so it will likely be solved by then. Also, there's a lot of usb 2.0 ports anyway. It was mostly FYI in case you tried to use it.

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