Hi Mint Users,
I am newcomer to mint; just downloaded mint 5 Ely and burned iso and checked mdsum--all ok. start the live cd and boot splash loads fine, until it gets to load the desktop=at this point the screen goes blank, intense white flashing, all pixels light up, glows, then blackens; strange thing is the sound loads (bootup sound); I am suspecting that live cd is unable to load x-server appropriately for my ati card (Specs: HP compaq nw8240 notebook, 15.4" WUXGA, ATI firegl, 1920x1200 res).
I am using Ubuntu 8.04 perfectly: no issues with live cd, screen is auto-sensed using bullet-proofX, and correct resolution loaded; ati graphics drivers loaded once successfully into GUI desktop.
What do I do to make live cd boot up, and pick my graphics cards just as in Ubuntu 8.04? Boot parameters i.e. VESA settings, etc.
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