I have gone through so many linux distributions and something always goes wrong and I end up moving on to the next distribution.
I am now running linuxmint KDE 5. I tried installing drivers for an ATI radeon All-In-Wonder 9000 graphics card using the official drivers from the ATI website. I thought these drivers were already installed opensource, but whenever I tried to open the ATI control panel in linux mint, it told me the drivers weren't installed.
So I tried installing the new drivers. And now when the computer boots, it goes from my bios, immediately into the linux mint menu with the following options:
Linuxmint Kernal (recovery mode)
and then press f1 for help.
There is no way to toggle to any selection except for linuxmint kernal. The down arrow doesn't move anything, nor does tab. And "f1" does nothing. I've also tried pressing escape. Grub does not show either.
So now my linuxmint kernal seems damaged after trying to install the driver. The little blue loading bar with the linux mint logo comes up, but then I get to a screen which lists the loading system processes such as starting cupsd, starting sama, starting bluetooth, etc. But then it says "FATAL: Error inserting speedstep_centrino (/lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/kernel/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/speedstep-centrino.ko) : No such device.
Then it says "running local boot scripts" and nothing happens. How can I fix this?
If I can get into recovery mode, I think i can just use "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" from the terminal and reconfigure my settings. But it won't let me get to any terminal.
And help would be greatly appreciated!