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Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 28-Feb-14 12:08:05
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Kubunti 13.10


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My old distribution is very out of date, so I downloaded the 386 version and tried to install it on an old machine to test it.

The old machine is I think a little limited Intel pentium with about 1Gb of memory.

I started by loading a gparted live CD and removing all partitions form the disk.

I then used the downloaded ISO and took the option for install. Answered all the questions and restarted the machine when asked.

It gets as far as the splash screen with Kubuntu (no 13.10 like the live CD) and stops.

Any hints ?

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Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 28-Feb-14 16:07:00
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Re: Kubunti 13.10


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In reply to a post by philippercival:
It gets as far as the splash screen with Kubuntu (no 13.10 like the live CD) and stops.

Any hints ?


...and stops. No hints on the screen? We are all not Paul Daniels or Dynamo wink

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Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 28-Feb-14 17:03:48
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Re: Kubunti 13.10


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Neither am I.

After lots of googling and in fact going back to ubuntu 12.04 which does not load either. It at least complains about the graphics and says I can only have a low resolution screen. That then fails and lets me get to the prompt.

From googling I gathered this line might help

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-unichrome

However it fails because it can not locate the package.

I gather that is because the repository is not on my list. Now trying to find out which repository is not on the list (name ?) and how to get it on the list.

My video card is VIA/SG3 Unichrome Pro IGP

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Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 28-Feb-14 17:07:36
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No Kubuntu in lettering about 1cm high was the only thing on the screen.

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 01-Mar-14 07:53:30
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Try using the "nomodeset" option.

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Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 03-Mar-14 12:46:11
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Thanks Ian

My knowledge of linux is a little limited, but after a little googling your suggestion looked like a good one and I found out how to do it.

Unfortunately it does not seem to work.

I notice when I go into recovery mode that nomodeset is the option and that does work in that it takes me to the recovery console. I can turn networking on and then go to the console screen and install stuff etc.

It does seem to be something to do with the VIA SG3 unichromePro IGP. Google reveals lots of problems but not a fix that has worked for me. Part of the problem is that when I find something I often have to go back to square one and start googling again to find out how to do it. as people have a habit of posting rather sparse instructions for the uninitiated.

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Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 03-Mar-14 20:08:07
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Slight update.

Having got to a prompt with networking I have used apt-get to install apache2, php5, mysql and webmin, which is basically what I want the machine to do.

Rebooted and left it sitting on the stalled kubuntu logo, then tried accessing it from another machine. It all seems to be working fine.

My new problem is that I now want to hike a whole lot of databases onto it, but can not persuade it to give access to my mysql client (HeidiSQL) running on my windows machine. I thought all the permissions etc were correct.

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 04-Mar-14 07:23:30
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Have you opened the appropriate port(s) in the firewall?

(Sorry if I don't give more detailed instructions, but I'm working from memory and general knowledge rather than detailed knowledge of that particular distro. And I'm posting from an iPad, which doesn't help.)
Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Mar-14 09:14:35
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I think so, but it is on the list to look at this morning. I actually fouled the entire thing up and so have just re-done things from the start.

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