Inability to get system rescue graphical environment to boot on new Dell Inspiron laptop

Dave Airlie airlied at
Wed Sep 28 02:01:58 UTC 2016

On 28 September 2016 at 07:59, Ken Burgett <keburgett at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 17" hdmi laptop, 64 bit, running Windows
> 10.  I wish to configure the system as a dual boot, with Ubuntu 16.04
> alongside Win 10.  I downloaded the System Rescue iso and flashed it to a
> usb 2.0 pendrive with Rufus.
> I got it to boot, but I can't get startx to start, it dumps out about 20
> lines of stuff and then issues another command prompt.  It looks like the
> server didn't start.
> In order to capture the failure, I took a photo with my phone camera, and
> have included it as an attachment to this email.
> I would really appreciate someone letting me know how I might proceed beyond
> this point.  I have used System Rescue many times in the past, but never
> with this particular computer.  Are there bios options I need to set?

Looks like the kernel is too old for the hardware.

Get a newer kernel that supports the hw.


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