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  1. #11
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    Dec 2011

    Re: live cd install failure blank screen

    I can concur with the above observation. I recently purchased an ASUS laptop which has AMD A6 processor with RADEON HD 6720G2 graphics card. It was working perfectly with ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (amd64 version). However when I tried to upgrade to 11.10 the graphical display stopped working. I could go into recovery mode and get a terminal but nothing I tried from the suggestions on thes forums fixed it. Thereafter I also tried to do a fresh installs of ubuntu 11.10 64bit followed by 32bit but to no avail.
    My conclusion is also that the graphics drivers and the new Linux kernel 3.x are not playing well together yet. I hope this can be sorted out in time so that those of us with AMD processors can also upgrade to 11.10.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: live cd install failure blank screen

    When I plop in the 11.10 or 12, or 11.04, the result is the same: Black Screen when loading.

    Using radeon.modeset=0 gets me at least to the "dots loading" screen, followed by a black and white login screen (just text). Using "startx" gets me Fatal Server Error: "no screens found".

    :\ I wonder when it'll natively get supported... seeing as AMD is pushing this into almost all of it's laptops.
    And that's the way I like it.

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