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thalo
April 5th, 2011, 02:02 AM
I have an Acer Aspire 5920G laptop. it comes with an Nvidia video card (Gforce 8600M GT) and recently i had to "upgrade" due to the Nvidia card dying on me. Now i have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670. My computer is dual boot with WinVista.

I booted up to Ubuntu (10.10) and all i get is a "fuzzy" green screen. you can tell something is trying to happen, but you cant see it. i assume it is due to video driver issues. i tried to go into recovery mode, hoping that it would be like windows safe mode to take care of the drivers, but it put me into a terminal environment and i am not sure what to do and how.

help with this, or direction/links, to take care of this is greatly appreciated.
cheers

thalo
April 5th, 2011, 03:44 AM
resolved.

in recovery mode there is a box that gives you options, i guess i didnt see the first time that you can choose minimal graphics to get into things. i was able to install the current ati drivers and all works now.
cheers