I have been experimenting with Linux as of late, but my only problem is that I can't get my main video card to work, When I boot it just won't load at all. ( I may have actaly completely screwed up the xorg.conf by this point, but i can just reinstall quickly if need be, i may need to for other reasons anyways).
I have an Ubuntu 9.04 CD and have updated to 9.10 which I would prefer to keep the most up to date version if I can.
What I've been doing to boot is switching to my on board video card every time I want to boot into Linux (dual booting XP) I have a screen plugged into both, but I really am getting tired of having to look at a screen that's about 2 feet to the right of where I'm sitting.
My hardware is
Compaq Prisario upgraded
2.5 Gb Ram
2.98 gHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor
160 gig HD + 500 gig HD
internal intel video card (128 mb ram)
Radeon 9250 (256 mb ram)
dvd, flopy, card reader, and I think that's all that's really important.
so how do I get it working? or even is there another Linux that may work with it better? (preferably installable within Windows due to the gaming I do I cannot lose windows, and can't format my other HD because I have stuff on it I can't lose)