Linux on a Gateway NX100X (E100M)

I recently had an issue with a Gateway NX100X (aka E100M) where the system would not display video after the splash screen unless in failsafe graphics mode. Side note: This should also apply to systems with Intel 945GM but I have no way of testing.

Turns out, the solution is a simple one.

Step 1:
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

Step 2:
Find the line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

Step 3:
Change it to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash vga=864"

Step 4: Save and exit gedit.

Step 5: sudo update-grub

That’s it!

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