I'm really excited about upgrading to Linux (Mint or Ubuntu) but i have unsolved problem which make me think. First of all i should say i'm searching about this problem for 2 day on net.
I first install my Ubuntu near 2 years ago to my Acer Aspire one and quiet satiffied as a secondary os. But nowadays i want to upgrade my main laptop (Haier T5M1) to Linux distro. 3 days ago i tried to install Ubuntu because i had an experience on that (may be not deep but better than none ) I installed it without any problem and start to download several softs. like Gimp & Inkscape, btw i'm an graphic designer.
There wasn't any problem until i wanted to try HTML5 game on it. My laptop was really hot, system shut itself automaticly and did not open for 2-3 minutes. Then i reboot it as win7 and made a search about overheating problem. Main reason -as my research, is GPU power management of pre-installed ati drivers are not good enough and cause those kinf of problems. So they suggest to get driver from ati's web site and install it.
Thats what i did, take the latest stable 64bit driver of my ati mobility radeon HD5x catalyst package and installed. It says "system needs a full reboot (what is the difference between full reboot and reboot) on installing tutorials. Then i reboot it and... Voila, very charming purplish blank screen appeared. It said "Xos bla bla.." common error about the video card driver as i research on web again.
They recommend to re install the old drivers which i failed to do..
Then i uninstall Ubuntu and make another search about this problem on net. I found several similar topics on mint forum and there are lots off different suggestions which solved their problems. I liked that v.much so this time i download Mint 14 and install it instead of Ubuntu. It was much more easier to install that driver with mint (right click and permission to allow to run as program thing). I was impressed and excited, i though "my nightmares are over, i can use Linux without any problem from now on" i was very happy, atleast until i 'reboot' it. Same error message screened and Mint opened only as terminal mode like MsDos. I can't use recover or else.
I research about on this forum, found several ways & tips, tried to follow them. Some of them did not worked others i couldn't manage to do with my little Linux knowledge. So i'm still writing these on Windows 7. Is there another solution? Any step by step guide or i don't know, anything which will work?