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i bought a new laptopand i can't fucking install ubuntu on it

and my supervisor asked me to show him ubuntu running on this laptop

before anyone points out that i m a noob
I have already installed ubuntu, arch mint on my pc

here are the specs:
amd a9
radeon gpu
8gb rma

lenovo model 320 ideapad

ubuntu 18.04, 16.04 17.04

and the ubuntu fucking hangs as soon as i get to the gui screen

found something with nomodeset, going to use that

I can't install arch cause I need to show ubuntu running on this laptop to him

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  • 3
    Install whatever other system, and then Ubuntu in virtual machine
  • 0
    yea
    but the supervisor wants Ubuntu
    *we are ubuntu nation*
  • 2
    @chowdercake hmmm... install Ubuntu server. It's still Ubuntu and you don't have a problem with gui 😃
  • 0
    Boot from USB?
  • 0
    i for got to mention i m using bootable usb
  • 0
    problem solved!
    the nomodeset thing was actually correct
  • 0
    @unDone That's great idea! Install Ubuntu server and than manually install x packages and GNOME. That way you can see what's wrong and what to change.
  • 0
    i installed ubuntu using the nomodewet flag but currently facing issues with 'sudo apt update'

    unable to lock package
    yea, on a freshly installed ubuntu
  • 0
    I have the same issue on my desktop where I log in on one of the tty screens and startx. Have done this for a year or so and haven't bothered fixing it 😂
  • 6
    I'd say "fuck that supervisor" but then they might be somewhat important.. so meh.

    Why does he want you to install Ubuntu no matter what though? And why on that PC specifically? Also if they ask it as a test or whatever, haven't they bothered testing the ability of Ubuntu to run on that hardware themselves?
  • 0
    @inaba You can create a script for auto login and startx. Or only auto startx after login.
  • 1
    me too @Condor
    but it's first day here

    and ubuntu is working but bad gui
    can't make use of amd r5 gpu

    currently on ubuntu with nomodeset😥
  • 0
    @chowdercake Search for other GPU drivers and try with them.
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