- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0 GHz
- SIS 672DX+SIS 968 Chipse
- 15.4″ 1280×800 WXGA Display
- ATi Mobility Radeon HD3410 Graphic Card 512MB
- 4GB DDR2 533/667Mhz Memory
- 10/100Mbps LAN
- 802.11 b/g, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN
- 250 GB HDD
- Physical Dimension: 358 x 259 x 27-33mm
It have arrived in the yesterday afternoon after finish working in International Dormitory. At that time, I was very happy and I have to install Operating System by myself because it came with only FreeDOS.
Unfortunately, I have tried many times but I have never been successes. When I put the Ubuntu live 9.04 disk and chose install Ubuntu or try without install mode, I always got blank screen. I known that there are some problems with this drivers, special the graphic card’s driver. I guessed that Ubuntu 9.04 does not support drivers well, and tried with OpenSuse 11.0 but I got the same problem: blank screen.
I searched Internet and found out that there are a lof of problems with installing Ubuntu or other Linux branchs almost about graphic card.
Insert the Ubuntu live CD, when the startup window appears press F6 and select these options: noapic, acpi=off by press Enter button. Now you will be able to using any modes as normal.
Install Ubuntu using Graphical as normal from Ubuntu Wiki: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
After finish installing Ubuntu and go to the system, go to menu System => Administration => Hardware drivers and active all hardwares in the list and install those drivers.
Note that it is necessary to get update first, and then restart the system. There is some issues about ATI Graphic drivers. At this time, you can see and follow this tutorials come from ATI Wiki.
It is better if you follow this post to install ATI Driver:
Disable cpuspeed service by typing the following command in the Terminal window:
sudo update-rc.d cpuspeed remove
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
Find lines started with kernel and remove acpi=off to use the new installed graphic card driver next boot time:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=6f532263-dbcf-4ac5-b173-a79048eb74f3 ro noapic nolapic quiet acpi=off splash
Note: with this tip you can install Ubuntu on other notebooks as well.
If you feel this tip is good for you, feel free to vote this post. I spent a lot of time with this problem, that is reason why now I still awake at 5AM 🙁 . I am happy because it is a first blog post when I am using my new notebook.