Dell Studio 15 Ubuntu 9.10 Install

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Recently i tried to upgrade my laptop from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10. Generally this is pretty straight forward, just a few clicks and it's done and running better than ever, however, this time was different.

The upgrade went fine then it was time to reboot. After the BIOS POSTed and the ubuntu kernel started loading all i could see was a white screen with vertical lines that grew in intensity as time went by.

After looking for a solution for a long time i decided to just format the drive and install 9.04 again. The next day i found a posting about a possible solution so I had to check it out and finally got Ubuntu 9.10 installed.

At (comment 94) there was a comment asking someone to try putting "nomodeset" as a boot parameter.

With the Ubuntu 9.10 Install CD at the options screen after highlighting the install option you can press F6 to add more boot options. Adding the "nomodeset" allowed it to install but after rebooting it was still having issues with the white screen.

The solution is to edit the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and add the "nomodeset".

On line 53 there is a line:

linux   /vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=9c290504-46be-48dd-926b-040d05dedb96 ro quiet splash
that needs to be modified to:
linux   /vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=9c290504-46be-48dd-926b-040d05dedb96 ro nomodeset quiet splash

After all this I finally have a working system.

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I've been trying to make

I've been trying to make ubuntu work for me but it kept my head spinning. I've been reading a lot of ubuntu books online and hopefully I can make it work this time.

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in live cd it was all working

in live cd it was all working fine but when i tried to boot with kernel edit my mouse and keyboard havent worked. do you know how to fix it?

Sorry for the delay. The

Sorry for the delay. The problem you are having is completely different. The live cd would not even work for me without some editing of the boot parameters.

Let me know what you think of

Let me know what you think of it. Looking forward to trying it but sticking with 9.04 for the first week or two.

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