Monitor Goes Off using the live install 64 bits cd on nvidia GF8800 GT 512Mb

Asked by Biglee

I have tried everything in this help area to solve this problem but still cannot find a solution to this: Everytime the install of Ubuntu passes the "Loading Kernal" box, there is a brief flash of the word "Loading" in the top left hand side of my sceen and the monitor goes off. This happens for every option, whether its boot from LiveCD, install, memory test, test cd for defects, I just cannot see anything, the monitor goes off.
I had a freezing problem a few months ago and thats why i abandoned Linux the first time, because I found no solutions.

I have MSN32 SLi-Deluxe Motherboard, 4GB System memory, AMD 64bit 4600+ Processor, GF8800 GT 512Mb (two DVi outputs), and a 22" LG widescreen monitor.

Desperate to get this loaded as an alternate to the Empire of MS, what could be going on?

PS. None of the posts I have seen solve my problem.

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douglas_smith (hamsterzombie-deactivatedaccount) said :

Press ALT-F1 after the initial messages and see if it comes to login screen or not. This may be a bug, as I have seen it on 2 of my systems. ALT-F1 will get me to login, but it should not come to that.

I use 32-bit install on AMD64 systems for convenience, flash, etc, this is what caught my eye on the question.
Are you attempting to boot the X86 iso or the X86_64?

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douglas_smith (hamsterzombie-deactivatedaccount) said :

Sweeeeet monitor, btw...

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Biglee (biglee) said :

I downloaded the version for AMD 64 PC's, so I think it was the X86_64. Too noob for that question lol.

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douglas_smith (hamsterzombie-deactivatedaccount) said :

You have x86_64, and everyone has to start somewhere...
Is there an onboard video card (VGA) port you can plug the monitor into instead of using the nVidia card? If so, try booting the live cd and see what happens. Once you get the video, we can focus on getting you nVidia drivers working properly.

You can escape M$, but there is a learning curve. Plenty of help to be found, though. Don't give up, it's definitely worth it.

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