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:
- I installed using a text-mode install from the network installer
- I booted into recovery mode root prompt (don't forget to remount / readwrite!)
- I modified /etc/default/grub to add "nolapic nomodeset" to the default parameter
- 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.