[PLUG] Grub problem with Acer 5738

Abhijit Bhopatkar bain at devslashzero.com
Sun Mar 21 11:30:42 IST 2010

On Saturday 20 Mar 2010 6:14:28 pm Arun Khan wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Nikhil Kala <nikhilrkale at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Note: both the time of installation I had selected text mode installation
> > as graphical installation was not working.
> Ubuntu is not able to set the X Window environment properly.  I have
> had similar problems with Ubuntu 9.10 on my Aspire 5542.   I had
> similar problems with Mandriva - defaulted to CLI login screen.

You can try disabling kernel mode setting, "KMS" for short.

I think all you have to do is add "modesetting=off" to the kernel command line 
in grub. Please google "disable kernel mode setting ubuntu karmic" for exact 


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