530n, Ubuntu 8.04, recovery disk killed desktop

h.archeoflatulensis h.archeoflatulensis at verizon.net
Wed Mar 11 13:54:18 CDT 2009


Mario_Limonciello at dell.com wrote:
> Hi:
> 
> Please try running the recovery disk without the network cable plugged
> in.
> 
> Regards

Mario -

	So rarely are complete solutions so simple. It took one third the time 
(duh!) and reinstalled perfectly.

	Many, many thanks. May you be Touched by His Noodly Appendage :-)

Cheers,
	h.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-desktops-bounces at dell.com
> [mailto:linux-desktops-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of
> h.archeoflatulensis
> Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:23 AM
> To: linux-desktops
> Subject: 530n, Ubuntu 8.04, recovery disk killed desktop
> 
> Greetings, all -
> 
>      I have a Dell 530n with an ATI Radeon 2400 video card, and
> Ubuntu 8.04, factory installed. Originally.

[snip]

>      I then reverted with the recovery disk I burned when I got
> the machine.
> 
>      This re-install killed my desktop. The splash and login
> screen are normal, but instead of Gnome, I get a blank white
> screen.

[snip] Resolved



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