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ValeryBruniaux
April 29th, 2012, 01:08 PM
Hello,

The ubuntu-12.04-desktop.iso on an USB-live can't start the X server with my ATI HD 5770. I try severals boot options and differents drivers but startx everytime crashes.

I use the same USB-live to install on my netbook and it's done perfectly so, the ISO is ok.

My wife uses the same computer but with a Nvidia GT440 and it works.

So, I think there's a problem with ATI drivers in the 12.04 because the 11.10 works perfectly.

Is there any solution for ATI HD 57xx cards ?

Thank you very much.

oldfred
April 30th, 2012, 08:30 PM
Welcome to the forums.

I have nVidia and have had to use nomodeset to boot for the last few versions until I get the nVidia driver installed.

Natty or later Video issues. MAFoElffen
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1743535

About halfway down are some suggestions for ATI. Have you tried nomodeset?

How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

If booting from USB it just may be easier to edit syslinux with whatever boot parameters you need like this:
Ubuntu 12.04 has been officially released and, with minor adjustments, the intel gma500 video card is working out of the box.
http://blog.***************/
simply edit “syslinux.cfg”