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    White screen when booting up

    I installed 9.04 and everything went great. I updated the system as soon as it was done installing and then I went to hardware drivers to see that my video card driver was not there. Then I tried to get on firefox and firefox turned white so I restarted my computer. Now the ubuntu lading screen pops up and when it finishes i get a white screen and I have no idea what to do. Thanks in advance for help.

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    Re: White screen when booting up

    Did you install the restricted drivers?
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    Re: White screen when booting up

    No I didnt. If it helps my video card is a radeon hd 4850.

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    Re: White screen when booting up

    Also I just built the system and installed windows 7 and now dual booting 9.04. This is the first time Ive actually had to ask for help and not just finding the answer by searching around the forum.

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    Re: White screen when booting up

    You sure? So you didn't press the Activate button on the Hardware Manager app?
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    Re: White screen when booting up

    I'm 100% sure i didn't. There weren't even any hardware drivers listed. I went ahead and did full reinstall of 9.04 32 bit because I wasn't loosing anything by doing it . Now I am going to need help getting my video card working. Have any suggestions?

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    Re: White screen when booting up

    Go into the boot menu and try to get the required drivers from the root menu

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    Re: White screen when booting up

    How would I do that? I'm king of new to this. I've only been using Linux for a few months now and this has been my only major problem.

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    Re: White screen when booting up

    Ok now i install the updates and restarted my comp and the proprietary driver was ther but when i tried to activate it would not download. Then i restarted my comp again and had the same white screen problem so now i am installing ubuntu for the third time! I need help with this. thanks

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