Ubuntu 8.10 won't install on Dell Optiplex GX-260

Bug #293747 reported by Mark
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #541492: MASTER: [i845] GPU lockup. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

The Dell Optiplex GX-260 doesn't look to now be compatible with Ubuntu 8.10. That is unfortunate, as we mostly have GX-260s'. If anyone has an idea on how to fix this it would be greatly appreciated.

When I install it, the desktop doesn't come up. All I get is either a black or brown screen and mouse pointer I can move.

Updated 11-5-08
FOUND A SOLUTION:

 Originally Posted by jerrylamos View Post
Any number of us are having problems with 8.10 compiz. My thinkpad gets a black or tan screen instead of a desktop. The workaround in Launchpad Bug #259385 is:

boot in rescue mode
select root shell prompt
sudo apt-get remove compiz
sudo apt-get remove compiz-core
exit
resume normal boot

If later on you want to try compiz you can install it with Synaptic. As of today compiz still freezes my pc. The "official" fix is blacklisting some graphics hardware so that compiz won't start.

Jerry

THIS FIXED THE PROBLEM FOR ME

Mark (markkrenik)
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