Fit-PC2i + Ubuntu 8.04 (or any other distro)drives me insane
About one year ago I bought a Fit-PC2i for use with a large flat screen, showing information to our employees. I installed Ubuntu 8.04 using the recovery image found here
Now I have bought another three Fit-PC2i, and have been struggling for two days to get the graphics to work. This is driving me insane, and right now I just feel like throwing them in the garbage bin.
I have read that there are some struggle keeping the GMA500 drivers updated as Ubuntu (and other Linux distros) evolve, but I really
expected that the recovery image would work, since it worked the last time.
When I boot, after all the white text on black background the screen turns completely black. I have tried three different monitors, and none of them seem to work. I have also tried installing 9.04 and 9.10, using the instructions found here
. With these, I can do the installation, but the graphics drivers does not seem to work and with some of the I get a black screen after I installed the Poulsbo drivers and restarted.
Does anyone have any idea how to get this to work? I think in the end the cost for settings these up would have been much higher than the purchase. Since it worked the last time, I really expected it to work now - but that's not the case.