Gateway E-1400?

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Wed Dec 21 08:10:34 MST 2005

On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 04:50:08AM -0800, Michael Huston wrote:
> My original box had a hardware malfunction, and I need to replace it,
> but haven't gotten around to it. Right now, there's a Gateway E-1400
> that I want to dual-boot with linux and windows 98, but cannot find any
> information on this model. I have tried booting into Ubuntu or however
> that's spelled, with no luck. I manage to load everything and get a
> graphical login screen for a split second, but then it crashes the
> graphical login and pops up a message that it has crashed and will try
> again in 15 seconds or some such.

This sounds like a failure to initialize X, possibly due to lack of
support for the video card.

Try booting to console only, and then check what Linux reports about
the hardware, e.g. lspci and the contents of /proc. Then google on
your results.


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