I'm new to Linux, trying to revive an ancient Samsung N130 netbook (Intel Atom N270, single 1.6 GHz core, 2 GB RAM, Intel graphics) using Lubuntu.
When I try to boot from HDD after successful installation, it shows some garbled graphics (what should be a line of text and blinking cursor), then shuts off the monitor. I'm assuming it's a graphics driver problem since the computer keeps running with the HDD access LED flashing every now and then.
- It boots just fine as a live system from a USB drive with the native display resolution. Why? Shouldn't it use the exact same drivers?
- It also boots fine if I put "nomodeset" in the boot options in grub, but then doesn't give me the option to use the native display resolution, only allows 800 x 600 graphics, which I don't like.
- Reinstalling didn't change anything.
- I tried creating
/etc/X11/xorg.confsince it was missing, but I think that's normal? No idea what it does, just following advice.
xserver-xorg-video-intelis installed per default apparently
Please help me, tell me what I can try to make it work. As I said I don't have much experience with linux, I know how to open a terminal and type whatever someone tells me to put there, but I'd like to understand what I'm doing, too.
Thanks a lot for reading and replying!