ATI Radeon 7500 w/common Linux distributions
I'm pretty new to Linux, so forgive me if I'm being stupid at some point. I'll try and educate myself. :)
So, here's my problem. I have this ATI Radeon 7500 (PCI) which I'm trying to install in a slightly older computer. The motherboard on this computer (it's a Dell motherboard) has a built-in graphics card as well, but it's less than fantastic, so I want to replace it. However, every time I stick this Radeon in the box the computer refuses to boot. I'm sure it's a kernel problem, but I'm not sure what that means other than that it isn't totally related to the actual Linux distribution. I've tried Ubuntu 6.06, Ubuntu 7.04, Fedora Core 5, Fedora 7, and Gentoo on this computer and every single time it has the same problem.
When I remove the radeon and let it use the built-in graphics card, it works fine.
I'm not sure what the problem is, I've searched around a lot. If anyone has any idea about how I could solve this problem, I'd be grateful.
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