[Ilugc] Unable to install Ubuntu 12.04, Live CD boots up

Arun Khan knura9 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 10:30:19 IST 2012


On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM, Balasubramaniam Natarajan
<bala150985 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM, Arun Khan <knura9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Each distro has it's idiosyncrasy vis-a-vis hardware compatibility.
>> If things work with Debian and not with Ubuntu then the problem is
>> with Ubuntu.   You may have to dig in specific aspects and file bug
>> reports on Ubuntu.
>>
>>
> I tried playing with many distros today and found out that Knoppix, Debian
> Squee.. and BackTrack were able to give me Full resolution others were
> not.  Funny thing one of my Favourite OS (Fedora) did not even boot on it.

I have a similar problem with an Intel server motherboard with an ATI
video chipset.   Although the LCD monitor connected to it supports up
to 1280x1024, none of the distros tried so far go further than
1024x768.    After some digging around I have found that the kernel
KMS needs to be compiled with an ATI  flag that is not present in the
distros (openSUSE and Debian) I have tried till now.    This could be
your problem.   Compare the config files of the kernel from each
distro and see what diff between them throws out.

-- 
Arun Khan
"As a layman, I would say we have it, but as a scientist I have to
say, 'What do we have?'"
Rolf Heuer, Director General CERN on the announcement of Higgs Boson particle.


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