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comment Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 on ASUS X502C
PS In the end there was no problem with the Intel HD 4000 graphcs. But I did have to build the driver for the wired network connection (Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller) following these instructions: How do I install drivers for the Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller? askubuntu.com/questions/165192/… (I did look into the backports solution first, but couldn't get it to work.)
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comment Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 on ASUS X502C
I have now successfully installed Ubuntu! I received further feedback from ASUS telling me that the X502A does allow you to disable Secure Boot and enable lagacy boot mode. I originally contacted them as I couldn't work out where one the BIOS options was; the subsequent e-mail exchange seems to have got a bit confused because, at least in hindsight, the solution is pretty obvious. I had to disable Secure Boot (the option I looked through initially) and Fast Startup and then restart the computer. I was then able to enable the legacy boot mode and launch the Ubuntu installer. Thanks, Andy
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comment Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 on ASUS X502C
I have just heard back from ASUS that the X502A does not allow you to enable CSM mode or disable Secure Boot unless a legacy operating system is present (which makes me wonder how it's supposed to get there?) They suggest I use the command line install (from the minimal DVD?) I now need to make a call on whether to (a) follow through with their advice (I would prefer an LTS release, but if 13.04 offers better driver support I guess I should go with it) or (b) look at getting the model of PC I thought I'd ordered so I can go the CSM route. So, is 13.04 stable enough?? (cf. LTS)
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comment Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 on ASUS X502C
And before I continue, I have been looking more closely at the Intel side of things, and found one askubuntu.com question which seems to suggests that for Intel HD 4000 support I would be better off switching to Ubuntu build 12.10 or even 13.04. Does this make sense in my case?? askubuntu.com/questions/228118/…
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comment Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 on ASUS X502C
I am having problems configuring my computer to boot in CSM mode; the BIOS setup utility will not let me edit the required option (I'm currently chasing up with ASUS.)
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