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Thats odd. What kind of graphics does the laptop have? Sounds like maybe a graphics problem.

Trying a another distro couldn't hurt to narrow down the problem.
Agreed. A distro that automatically configures your video card with non-free, like Nvidia or ATI's drivers, may be what your looking for.

So far, the only 2 I found that do this are Jolicloud, which is designed for ease of use and netbooks or older computers, or Fedora, which is pretty much w/e you want it to be if your willing to put in the time... as it has several different desktop environment options, as well as all the options of every major distro.
    
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Thats odd. What kind of graphics does the laptop have? Sounds like maybe a graphics problem.

Trying a another distro couldn't hurt to narrow down the problem.
It's an Intel 82852/82855 Graphics. No Nvidia or AMD here. I wouldn't be surprised if that isn't part of my problem. It been suggested by StupidMonkey to try Jolicloud or Fedora. I'm gonna have to go and down load them on my main rig.

I'll let yall know what happens.
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It's an Intel 82852/82855 Graphics.
Well there's your problem. Intel gpu/sound card support can sometimes be spotty, so as a rule I avoid those hardwares.

It might not be the problem, but methinks it would be the first place to look.
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Well there's your problem. Intel gpu/sound card support can sometimes be spotty, so as a rule I avoid those hardwares.

It might not be the problem, but methinks it would be the first place to look.
Well it was free, so I didn't really have any option. If there is a distro that works with Intel chipset, I would love to know it. Right now, on my sig rig, I've got Fedor downloading on suggestion from an earlier post. Will let yall know, but am still open for suggestions.
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Well it was free, so I didn't really have any option. If there is a distro that works with Intel chipset, I would love to know it. Right now, on my sig rig, I've got Fedor downloading on suggestion from an earlier post. Will let yall know, but am still open for suggestions.
It's not necessarily distro support, but driver supplied support. With that said, I have heard complaints about Ubuntu's implementation of pulse-audio that creates some headaches. So some distros may differ is compatibility, so to speak.
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It's not necessarily distro support, but driver supplied support. With that said, I have heard complaints about Ubuntu's implementation of pulse-audio that creates some headaches. So some distros may differ is compatibility, so to speak.
I was one of those people with UNR 9.10, that and alsa-mixer
    
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Does it completely freeze on boot after the install or during the install , and is the freeze a hard freeze with no response at all or is the ubuntu dots still moving and just not progressing forward?
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If all else fails, I expect Knoppix would work
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