ok... i`m really new to linux, i have run live Cd`s in the past on thoer machines and had no problems but honestly i have little knowledge.

I have tried a few distrobutions on a new laptop (Samsung R40) and they all seem to freeze up before they load anything graphical. its using an ATI Radeon 1250, could this be a problem?

Really want to install Ubuntu but i`m not having much luck.

Can anybody help??