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I'm getting a tiled screen while installing Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit (and now 64 bit) on my EMachines EL1200-01e. No idea what could be causing this.

EMachines EL1200-01e


  • Type AMD Athlon 64 2650e / 1.6 GHz
  • 64-bit Computing Yes
  • Cache Memory Type L2 cache
  • Installed Size 512.0 KB
  • Cache Per Processor 512 KB


  • Chipset Type NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE


  • Installed Size 1.0 GB / 2.0 GB (max)
  • Technology DDR2 SDRAM
  • Form Factor DIMM 240-pin

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Adding screenshots, system specifications, motherboard/chipset details will help – Sathya Jun 11 '12 at 7:27
Won't let me add a screenshot without 10 rep. Wish I could transfer StackOverflow rep – Chris Jun 11 '12 at 12:18
You can upload to imgur & add the link in here. Plus system specifications, chipset etc can be mentioned – Sathya Jun 11 '12 at 12:22
@Sathya Done and done – Chris Jun 11 '12 at 12:30
thanks for editing that info in! – Sathya Jun 11 '12 at 12:33

I had the exact same on my own EL1200 machine (for any *buntu version). I solved it by updating the BIOS. The manufacturer has an upgrade program (.exe) available.

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