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Creator: MrCuddowls January 23, 2013 7:31pm
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Trying to get onto Ubuntu but there is this major problem where it freezes at the login screen where you type your password to enter, I am guessing this is because it is lacking the drivers from nvidia but im not sure. If someone can please help me, it would be appreciated.
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If I'm correct Ubuntu is Linux right? Cause I heard that OS system is not very good and is unreliable. But getting back to the problem, It may be a driver issue or it could be something wrong with the OS it's self. Have you tried any problem reporting/error reports?
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What version are you using?
Try changing the desktop mode. There should be a "2D mode" or something like that in the login options. That disables most effects and might let you run it properly.

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But getting back to the problem, It may be a driver issue or it could be something wrong with the OS it's self. Have you tried any problem reporting/error reports?

Not to be rude or anything, but if you don't know anything about it I think you should leave the helping for people who do..
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Well I tried helping next time I'll just try harder to know the answer so I can help more. But there is something called a helping hand and I was just extending it out to someone who needed help. I didn't expect to get a whole page full of stuff telling me how I am wrong when I was just trying to help but that's on you ^_^
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Leonidas, I would recommend that you read what I wrote. I'll repost it below:


If I'm correct Ubuntu is Linux right? Cause I heard that OS system is not very good and is unreliable.

That's weird. Linux has a rep for being incredibly stable and reliable. That's why ~90% of servers are using Linux. Heck, MobaFire is probably hosted on Linux servers.

Linux is not an OS, it's a Kernel. The core of an OS. And Linux as a Kernel is VASTLY superior to the one Windows is using. People like Canonical (they make Ubuntu) build an interface and systems around the Kernel to make it into a real operating system.
Simplified you could call the Kernel the piece of code that translates commands from the software to the hardware. It's the part that "talks" with the hardware.

Linux can run on pretty much ANYTHING. It's very popular in servers, it's very popular is phones (Android uses Linux), routers use it, heck even some refrigerators use it.
And funnily enough I've even heard of a guy that got Linux running on a ****ing piece of scrap metal. It took like 2 days to start up, but it ****ing worked.

Now, the biggest problems with Linux is the lack of proper video drivers. Linux is incredibly compatible and can run on an insane amount of hardware, but the proprietary drivers from AMD and Nvidia are pretty bad(funnily enough Intel makes the best graphics drivers for Linux. That's ****ing embarrassing to AMD/Nvidia). The Linux people can't make changes to the drivers because they're proprietary, so if they're bad (which they usually are) the graphical performance is gonna be bad.
The second problem is the lack of mainstream games on Linux.
Hopefully Valve is gonna solve both of those problems with Steam for Linux. They've gotten ~50 games running on Linux along with the great majority of Steam functions (like Big picture). Just take a look at this blog post they made. After a very short amount of tweaking they managed to get a higher framerate (FPS) than in Windows. (so we'll probably get better gaming performance in Linux)

I for one want to use Linux rather than Windows, because Linux in general has a bunch of awesome features. One feature in particular I like is the ability to change files while they are being used. Windows always complains when you try to do that(i.e: try deleting or renaming a text document while reading it in a word processor, Linux can do that). You can change pretty much almost anything with Linux, it's not locked down like Windows (I ****ing hate how poorly Windows handles themes). You can even change the entire frikkin' desktop interface if you want to.

This is how Unbuntu looks with the standard interface called Unity:


This is how Unbuntu looks with LXDE(a bit more similar to how Windows works):


And there are a bunch more interfaces and a TON of themes for every interface.

Hell, you could even make the your interface look exactly like Mac:
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At the login screen, the only thing i can move for the first 10 seconds is the mouse, everything else is frozen and i cant click on any of it. After 10 seconds everything including the mouse freezes and a black screen with text shows up that says

GPU lockup - switching to software fbcon

After that it continuously says

Failed to idle channel 1

PFIFO - playlist update failed
Failed to idle channel 2

OVER and over again, 5 seconds on the black screen it blinks into the sign in screen for 4 seconds, the goes back and throws the messages above at me.

I have tried installing propriety drivers
I have tried numerous things with coding, nothing



More information: i have gtx 580 installed, coupled with 8 gbs of ram
I am installing the 64 bit version. I got ubuntu started but am never able to enter through the the sign in So ihave to go into the cd install through nomodeset or acpi=off

I have tries numerous things with theterminal, trying to install the graphics drivers manually but everything i do seems to resetmwhen i reboot, as if it never happend. So all in all, propriety deives never take effect because they reset on reboot no matter what i try to do
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MrCuddowls wrote:

At the login screen, the only thing i can move for the first 10 seconds is the mouse, everything else is frozen and i cant click on any of it. After 10 seconds everything including the mouse freezes and a black screen with text shows up that says

I have tries numerous things with theterminal, trying to install the graphics drivers manually but everything i do seems to resetmwhen i reboot, as if it never happend. So all in all, propriety deives never take effect because they reset on reboot no matter what i try to do

Possibly some error with your storage configuration?

I'm not too certain what the problem might be. I think you should have a look around the Ubuntu forums. There are a lot of smurt ppl there.
http://ubuntuforums.org/
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Well I got it up and running any way but thanks for the help nevertheless

Its actually better than I thought it would be, very stable once you have the right stuff installed, and it runs nearly all the game I like to play.

Plays 1080p h.264 very well no problems at all. And you can customize the **** out of it and make it look like anything you want.

BTW, why cant you use Ubuntu, there's no reason anything should be restricting you.
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ahhh i'd want Linux if I could bare to wipe my hardrive/transfer everything over, but I can't :(


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^If you're willing to give up a few of the advantages of Windows for gamers I don't see what's stopping you :P
The advantages are mainly in GPU drivers and general availability.
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BTW, why cant you use Ubuntu, there's no reason anything should be restricting you.

Is that a question? Is it directed at me?
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