Technology Musings

October 30, 2013

Snippets / Getting my Inspiron 8000 to run Ubuntu 13.10


This is for my own benefit if I need to reinstall again.

Links to helpful articles:

What I remember doing:
  1. I installed using a text-mode install from the network installer
  2. I booted into recovery mode root prompt (don't forget to remount / readwrite!)
  3. I modified /etc/default/grub to add "nolapic nomodeset" to the default parameter
  4. I made s imple xorg.conf file to say that Card0 should use vesa
Then everything seemed to work.  It shows it in a small box, though, and that is better than nothing.