Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Ubuntu 10.10 Intel video issue

Well here i am again with some tip's on cutting edge software.
recently decided to give ubuntu 10.10 beta a spin drive and must say a like it, however did find a problem with my intel graphics card on first boot, but its working fine now, so here is how I fixed the problem.

Normally I would goto the recovery console directly by pressing Esc at boot and selecting it but since I had a USB keyboard that isn't detected at that point so I wan't able to change it, hence I was forced to take the long way via command line.

first gnome never loaded up so I pressed Ctrl + Alt + F1 to drop to command line. logged in as your normal user and then run the following.
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
then scroll down to the ## ## End Default Options ##

Now place a hash in front of the first title, root, kernel, initrd and quiet this will force the next boot to the next option below (recovery mode)

then Ctrl + X and save the file over the existing one.
now reboot the PC sudo reboot

From the Recovery Menu select the failsafeX you will then get a warning message, click passed it and select Reconfigure Graphics

On the next many select Create new configuration for this hardware this will take you to the same screen after its selected but the job is done now.

Cancel out and then select Exit to console login this will take you back to the recovery menu. scroll to the bottom and select root

Now again edit the boot menu sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst to unhash the values you hashed out before ie the title, root, kernel, initrd and quiet this will allow it to boot normally once more. Then Ctrl + X and save the file over the existing one. Now reboot the PC sudo reboot

You should now be met with the normal logon screen.