[kwlug-disc] Fwd: My Ubuntu 10.4 will only start about 1 out of 4 times

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Mon Aug 30 23:32:49 EDT 2010


Reply from Darryl re: video card.

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From: Darryl O'Neill <ldoneill at golden.net>
Date: Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:29 PM
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] My Ubuntu 10.4 will only start about 1 out of 4
times
To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>


I have an ASUS GT 240 NVidia based.  I am running the NVidia drivers.
 Perhaps I should ditch them since the live CD works.


Chris Irwin wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-08-30 at 22:53 -0400, Darryl O'Neill wrote:
>
>
>> I will see if the reply works.
>>
>> The live CD seems to work whenever I try it.
>>  From what I have seen 64 but does not do flash so you can't do some
>> things on the web.  I am sure it is coming.
>>
>>
>
> I'm not so sure it is coming since Adobe killed their 64-bit beta a
> while back. But you can use 32-bit flash with 64-bit Firefox, and
> Ubuntu's packaging system takes care of that for you. I don't use
> firefox anymore, so I can't comment on how well it works, but I can say
> that it also works just fine with chromium on 64-bit.
>
> I've run 64-bit for a few years now.
>
>
>
>> 32-bit PAE kernel gets me the full 6GB and I don't have processes the need
>> more than 4GB so I am good.
>>
>>
>
> There are other processor features that are available for 64-bit
> systems, but if you're just taking your hotrod PC for a sunday
> web-browsing drive, you won't notice, and could probably live without
> PAE as well.
>
>
>
>> I have booted into memtest and everything has run through.
>>
>> Once it boots it runs fine.  Problem is it only boots 25% of the time.
>>  Then power off and try again. and again.
>>
>>
>
> I'm curious what you're running for video. This sounds somewhat similar
> to some issues I've heard with newish nvidia cards and the open-source
> nouveau driver. Installing the proprietary nvidia driver *should* solve
> that, assuming you haven't installed that driver yet, as long as you
> don't mind a closed blob...
>
> The only problem I've seen with the core i* series so far was due to the
> on-package GPU on the i3 and i5, but that isn't an option for the i7
> line (at least not on the desktop), so I'd be leaning toward a video
> issue...
>
> Also, I know you're not
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