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  HP/Compaq ASUS A8N-LA Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS 32-bit Installer Display

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Bug description:
  I want to report an annoying bug of Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS 32-bit's software installer.
  If I try to use the mainboard's integrated graphics, the Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS 32-bit's software installer will go blank before it reaches the first screen of the installation program.
  When this happens, the computer has not crashed because the keyboard does still respond.
  I can workaround this problem by using PCI or PCI Express graphics card during installation.
  Once Ubuntu is installed, the computer's screen will go blank when I try to start Ubuntu with the open source NVIDIA display device driver.
  If I use a standalone NVIDIA graphics to install NVIDIA binary (closed source) display device driver, Ubuntu will boot fine (screen will be fine) with the integrated graphics.
  It looks like the open source NVIDIA display device driver is not recognizing the integrated graphics properly since Ubuntu works fine with the NVIDIA binary display device driver.
  This issue has existed with Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS 32-bit as well.
  Please note that the system configuration submitted does say that the system is using NVIDIA binary display device driver.
  I just had to do this just to submit the bug report.
  The issue happens only when the open source NVIDIA display device driver is used.
  Another thing to note is that the mainboard used in question, ASUS A8N-LA was manufactured by ASUS specifically for HP/Compaq.
  This mainboard's information is not available on ASUS website.
  HP has some technical information about the mainboard on their website.

  System Configuration:
  - ASUS A8N-LA mainboard
    * Rev. 3.11 9/19/2006 (Final release)
    * NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE and nForce 430 MCP
  - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
  - 3GB DDR400 DDR SDRAM (1GB X 2 modules and 512MB X 2 modules)
    * Operates in dual channel mode
  - GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI Express x16 graphics card
    * Only used to temporarily workaround the bug.


  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  Package: linux-image-2.6.32-38-generic 2.6.32-38.83
  Regression: No
  Reproducible: Yes
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-38.83-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-38-generic i686
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  kevinbrace   1524 F.... pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   Card hw:0 'NVidia'/'HDA NVidia at 0xfe024000 irq 22'
     Mixer name	: 'Realtek ALC883'
     Components	: 'HDA:10ec0883,103c2a3a,00100002'
     Controls      : 37
     Simple ctrls  : 21
  Date: Sun Apr  8 01:20:57 2012
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=f39cf9f1-c662-48b3-8229-13a17296c8ff
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20120214.2)
   lo        no wireless extensions.
   eth0      no wireless extensions.
   Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
   Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:6377 Alcor Micro Corp. Multimedia Card Reader
   Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  MachineType: Compaq Presario 061 ER919AA-ABA SR1820NX NA621
  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-38-generic root=UUID=e7a44412-27f9-40ce-83bd-2ca21fec5a8e ro quiet splash
  RelatedPackageVersions: linux-firmware 1.34.7
  SourcePackage: linux
  dmi.bios.date: 09/19/2006
  dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
  dmi.bios.version: 3.11
  dmi.board.name: NAGAMI
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTek Computer INC.
  dmi.board.version: 1.02
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.version: 1111
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvr3.11:bd09/19/2006:svnCompaqPresario061:pnER919AA-ABASR1820NXNA621:pvr0nx1411RE101NAGAM00:rvnASUSTekComputerINC.:rnNAGAMI:rvr1.02:cvn:ct3:cvr1111:
  dmi.product.name: ER919AA-ABA SR1820NX NA621
  dmi.product.version: 0nx1411RE101NAGAM00
  dmi.sys.vendor: Compaq Presario 061

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