[kde-linux] Cannot access certain site

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 29 21:21:38 UTC 2008

On Saturday 29 March 2008 21:09:49 david wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Saturday 29 March 2008 20:49:37 david wrote:
> >> Anne Wilson wrote:
> >>> On Saturday 29 March 2008 09:22:39 david wrote:
> >>>> Anne Wilson wrote:
> >>>>> So what sort of spec are you talking about?  It would help us to
> >>>>> understand your problem.  As for the new laptop, maybe the video card
> >>>>> is too recent?  It sometimes takes a while for things to catch up.
> >>>>> When I bought this laptop there was a similar problem, which went
> >>>>> away as things updated.
> >>>>
> >>>> We don't buy new stuff - we're bottom feeders. We buy cheap stuff.
> >>>>
> >>>> The wife's new laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804, which uses
> >>>> Mobile Intel GL960 Express graphics. I did try to use KUbuntu's Intel
> >>>> driver with it, and only succeeded in getting a blank black screen. So
> >>>> is that chipset so new that Linux doesn't really support it yet?
> >>>
> >>> Absolutely not.  Have you googled for this?  Try 'linux graphics
> >>> GB960'. I got plenty of hits.  For a starter
> >>>
> >>> http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Tech/Video/Intel
> >>> <quote>
> >>> The driver for this controller is known as i810, is open-source, and is
> >>> distributed as part of the X.org X server packages with Linux
> >>> distributions. This driver provides low-performance 3-D graphics
> >>> acceleration capabilities. </quote>
> >>
> >> It was the i810 driver that gave me the blank black screen on her
> >> machine. Using KUbuntu 7.10 in her case.
> >
> > When you say it gave you the blank screen - was that during bootup?
> Yes. Normally, KUbuntu gives you its little quick text countdown, then a
> graphic loading progress screen. When the graphic screen would have come
> up, the display went blank and never displayed anything.

I don't know kubuntu, but distros usually have a key that will take you to a 
screen where you can edit the boot lines.  Often it's Esc.  If you can get to 
that, try adding 'noapic nolapic' to the boot line and see if that helps.  
There are other parameters that might work if that doesn't.

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