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    Mint 9 LDXE and Radeon Xpress 1150 WTH

    Mint 9 LDXE and Radeon Xpress 1150
    Linux noob ditching kubuntu via wubi Download mint 9 ldxe hopeing to refresh the old dell.I understand mint 9 has issues with the splash screen but when i try to install i get the main menu but when i try to do anything verify cd safe mode install etc,my screen goes black with vertical random colered lines is there any issues with the radeon express 1150 or a work around i have had issues with many distros and live cds using infrarecorder buring at 4x.All sucessfull installs have been via wubi installer.Anyone got any ideas for this old dell?Also i have a amd turion mobile 64 prosser and 512 ram Is this distro going to be worth the effort? Kbuntu 10.10 was tolerable and gnome wasstilll a little to heavy xp still was faster but I im sick of windows and want something new.

    Aslo this morining the mint 7 xcfe works good but not 8 or or 9 give the same problems as above.

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    It certainly sounds like an issue with the graphics card, though in theory your card is well supported by the open source ati driver. I would try to disable KMS at boot. To do so add to the kernel line in GRUB2
    Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" Blank Screen at Startup : Workaround | Ubuntu Tutorials

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