hold fn ctrl alt f1 

works as aspected, i'm able to switch from X to Text mode.

as test i done :

- fn + ctrl + alt + F1

- then in the text mode i type :

  "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop"

  "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start"

All works fine, but if i try to install the driver 

- fn + ctrl + alt + F1

-  "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop"

-  "sudo sh ati-radeon-driver.run"

i followed the instruction, but when finished, tring to restart X

- "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start"

i get a black screen, and i can't any action, so i forced quit holding power-off

I thinked ... :- "maybe the reasonis propietary driver"
so .. i rebooted again from the live-dvd then in :

System->Preference->Detect-Hardware  Utility
ubuntu detect the presence of avaiable drivers for my Ati-1600

i choose "activate"  and whait for download/install the driver
when finished i do :

- fn + ctrl + alt + F1

-  "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop"

- "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start"

but again ... i have a black screen :-(

(the same procedure on my desktop, works fine)

Thanks again for any suggestion guys!



Il giorno 22/lug/09, alle ore 18:54, k11stan ha scritto:

hold fn ctrl alt f1 ... thats what worx for me ( macbook pro 3,1) ... you can also stop gdm process while in X (make sure it does not respawn - check inittab )and then ctrl alt del to kill X then install drivers and start X again ..

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Massimo Di Stefano <massimodisasha@yahoo.it> wrote:
Hi All

I'm preparing a custumized live-dvd based un ubuntu,
in this .iso i have installed some software that needs 3d acceleration
graphics driver.

the procedure i'm using to get it working on a standard PC is :

- boot from dvd

- log-in

- go in text-mode :


- stop gdm :

   "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop"

- install the driver (i have a copy for both Nvidea and Ati propietary
drivers in a directory :  /home/user/driver) :

  "sh NVIDEAxxxx.run"

- follow the instructions on screen

- restart X :

  "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart"

Unlucky this procedure do not works on my macbook pro 2.2 , beacouse
the ctrl+alt+F1  is not detected by the system
and try to stop X in a terminal session, i'm not able to restart it (i
got a black screen)

please let-me know if you have any clue about.

if you want i can burn a new .iso including other specifics hardware-
also provide you the .iso to test-it.

thanks for any suggestion!



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