Laptop boots to a black screen...help!

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Laptop boots to a black screen...help!

Postby cpt_murdoch on Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:43 pm

hi all,
I'm new to this forum and fairly new to Linux.
I've been trying to install Mint 7 on my old laptop but it when you run the live cd it just boots to a black screen with slow moving curser.
I'm wondering if this is a video card problem as it's using An ATI mobility radeon 9600.
Anyone able to start me off?

Thanks
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Re: Laptop boots to a black screen...help!

Postby cpt_murdoch on Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:47 pm

By the way,
I should mention that I have managed to get the Live cd to run in compatability mode
and it will install but then i have awful graphics that wont go above 800x600 resolution,
which is far from the screens 1280x800 native.
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Re: Laptop boots to a black screen...help!

Postby AndyRothe on Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:00 pm

I'm having the same problem myself. Have you had any luck in resolving the issue?
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