Hello everyone. Just a quick introduction. I have used Linux (ubuntu) in the past, and was able to successfully get my VisionTek Radeon X1300 (PCI) to work. I recently decided that I wanted to try mint. I was unable to install mint 7 until I went into my BIOS and changed the display adapter from pci to onboard. I thought maybe I could fix the problem once I installed some drivers (that's what I had to do for ubuntu). However, this was not the case. After successfully installing and running Mint 7 off of my onboard graphics card, I was unable to get my ATI card to work.
I've been researching for hours on how to get it to work, but I can't seem to find anyone with the same problem that I have. I am thinking it might be specific to my graphics card. Everything boots fine w/o errors using the onboard card, but changing my BIOS to use the PCI results in very strange errors that don't even appear to be graphics related. I've gotten error messages about being unable to find files and directories, I've gotten errors about bad read sectors, and the errors I am getting now are tty# process stopped, respawning and tty# respawning too fast, stopped, up until the point that I have to cold boot my computer. I have tried installing the fglrx drivers and manually configuring my xorg.conf file, but that didn't change anything. After installing the drivers, I am unable to boot with the onboard card, because weird lines cover the screen after the splash screen. I am currently running off of the live CD using my onboard card.
Can anyone help me?
I appreciate it!
Xorg.conf: I used sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg to restore it to default. (still can't boot with onboard)