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Install and Video/Display Issue

Postby dm_fw on Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:42 pm

After the install of BIANCA, when I boot my machine, the system appears to start up, but I get a blank display. I think that it is an issue with the monitor as I hear clicking as if trying to go to a higher video mode than it can handle.

The issue does NOT occur when you enter the "safe" mode and I "fixed" the issue by changing the driver, in the XORG config file from ati to vesa, but this is not a long term fix.

Is there any way to force a re-probing of the video/monitor that would allow me to select the proper driver, or will I have to edit the setting by hand? Also, is there a default ati driver that may offer less control but is smoother than vesa?


ALSO:

    I have an ATI 80xx series all-in-wonder card.
    The monitor is 17" generic, but I have no specs as to monitor's acceptable freq.
    This same issue occurs when I boot the standard UBUNTU.
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Postby alan2273 on Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:28 pm

Have you tried installing the ATI drivers using Envy.
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Postby Husse on Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:23 am

Welcome to Mint dm_fw
As alan2273 suggests envy is (probably) the road to follow. Install i in text mode as you have problems.
Just boot into recovery mode and then type "envy" and follow the instructions and you should be home
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