Live CD display problem

Asked by BillyDick on 2008-05-20

Dell Laptop Inspiron 2600, 376 MB Ram, hard drive 8.5 GB free - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition.

Insert Ubuntu Live CD, turn off/on laptop.
Get Ubuntu DOS/like screen - Pressed 'Enter'.
CD and hard drive activity for a couple of minutes, then a washed-out looking screen with vertical multi-colored lines appears.
All CD and hard drive activity stops, no mouse or keyboard available.
A random key-press results in CD activity, but the screen does not change.

Sure would like to get to see what Ubuntu looks and feels like.

Any help would be appreciated.

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2008-05-20
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2008-05-20

First, are you using the lightweight version of ubuntu (xubuntu)? Highly recommended for your specs.
Download it at http://www.xubuntu.com.
Then check if the screen still freezes.

First, are you using the lightweight version of ubuntu (xubuntu)? Highly recommended for your specs.
Download it at http://www.xubuntu.com.
Then check if the screen still freezes.

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