12.04 freezes after upgrade, disabled all nVidia drivers, reverted to kernel 2.6 etc.

Asked by Dean Manderson on 2012-05-03

Hi,

Freezing up requiring reboot post 12.04 upgrade, lost my launcher and top taskbar, pages acting weird/wont move or minimise but I did manage to restore them briefly by disabling nVidea drivers which I hear can cause problems..?

Im running HP Pavilion tx1000, memory 937.0 MiB, Processor AMD Turion 64x2 Mobile Tech TL-56x2, OS 32 bit

Graphics appears to be Gallium 0.4 on NV4E after the upgrade and disabling all the nVidea drivers.

I have done the left shift thing on startup and booted the old kernal, problem persists.

Im real new to this Ubuntu world...not too fast....

Cheers Dean

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Add the boot option:

nouveau.blacklist=1 nomodeset

Should get you a desktop

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Dean Manderson (mudjee) said :
#2

Thanks but, I am assuming I need to use terminal to do this. I cant access my terminal and even if I could I dont know what to start with...just type in that command line?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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No, you manipulate grub, which passes the option to the kernel. No terminal needed

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Dean Manderson (mudjee) said :
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Please could you explain how to manipulate the grub, where to start?

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Dean Manderson (mudjee) said :
#5

Perhaps i am in the wrong forum

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Dean Manderson (mudjee) said :
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Thanks for your help, in the end I have tried ubuntu in 2d from the login screen and it works fine.