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July 14th, 2009, 06:00 AM
Hey Guys, I am really new to Linux. I installed Ubnutu for the first time about a couple of hours ago (duel boot with vista HP) and it installed fine. However, I tried to download the ATI package since i have a ATI mobility radeon xi300 128mb card in my acer laptop. Before I shut down everything was fine, when I booted back up I get a black screen with lots of colours near the top. I guess this means the ATI package was faulty. I didn't install anything else except a bunch of audio codecs and Gnome sword Bible- study software. Vista still boots fine thankfully.



July 14th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Hi and welcome to the forum,

Which version of Ubuntu are you using? Do you have a LiveCD? If so you could try booting from it and selecting Safe Graphic Mode. If you have any troubles please post back :)

-Silver Fox

July 15th, 2009, 04:06 AM
Hey, thanks for your comment. I have managed to make it work now.

Thanks :)