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ubuntu 10.10 installation in intel vga 4 series

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Again, I try to figure out how to install ubuntu in intel chipset. First time installation was successful. But then the error show up.
Then I re-install ubuntu in different way.

Install ubuntu 10.10 in text mode.
Once it finished, edit grub and adding i915.modset=0

Go to recovery mode
$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glasen/intel-driver
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel

Reconfigure xorg.conf
$sudo dpkg-reconfigure –phigh xserver-xorg
Copy the xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Find out in the section device for the driver, is it intel or what.
$sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Add the HorizSync and VertRefresh if necessary in monitor section.
Ctrl-x to save xorg.conf
Restart the computer. See if it works.

source : http://askubuntu.com/questions/4658/how-to-install-intel-82852-855gm-driver

Or force ubuntu to use vesa.
add -vesa into the boot parameter.
source : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Bugs/Lucidi8xxFreezes#Workaround_B:_Switch_to_-vesa

Here are the steps I made and it worked on mine
1. Install maverick with text mode without ubuntu-desktop. I install it later on.
2. Adding i915.modeset=0 to boot parameter.
3. install ubuntu-desktop
4. force to use xorg.conf
5. change the intel driver to vesa in xorg.conf
6. add the necessary option for the monitor
7. it works.
Vesa is always the best ^_^