remoulder wrote:Cariboo wrote:nomodetest
Was that a typo as the parameter should be nomodeset, and are you putting it in the right place - at the end of the line that ends quiet splash?
Laptop HP Pavilion g6-1b67ca
Memory: 8 GB
Processor: 4 Core AMD A6-3400 APU
Graphics: AMD Radeon(TM) Discrete-Class Graphics
I have a problem with my Laptop.
The LM 12 Welcome screen opens, I can select and run Memtest, but the screen turns black when "Lisa" starts to run from the DVD.
Strange enough, although I can hear the 'dongding' sound probably indicating that the system started, the screen stays black.
I have added the recommended boot option 'nomodetest' as mentioned above but I was not sure if I did it right, because nothing changed...still black screen when LM12 starts.
I forgot my password wrote:It's easy to figure out ~~I also have this problem with HP Pavilion g4-1057tu~~~you can try to turn up the blacklight by pressing the brightness button after the 'dongding' sound ~~Maybe it can help you~~
AlbertP wrote:Please use Compatibility Mode instead of the normal boot - you can edit it as well to add nomodeset if necessary.
Please use Compatibility Mode instead of the normal boot - you can edit it as well to add nomodeset if necessary.
AlbertP wrote:Oh no. You're not the first person having trouble with an Atheros 9285.
I think you can just install Mint, and then install the graphics driver.
AlbertP wrote:Indeed, but you'd better get the Catalyst 11.11 graphics driver from AMD's website. The fglrx version in the repository is a bit old and doesn't work well with Gnome Shell.
About the Atheros wifi card.
You can install a newer kernel version, 3.1, with which it might work better: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=40185
AlbertP wrote:You can install a newer kernel version, 3.1, with which it might work better: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=40185
AlbertP wrote:Did you already try the Catalyst 11.11 graphics driver?
The ATI/AMD graphics drivers have always been buggy when using the Gnome 3 desktop. With Gnome 2 they work fine. As the drivers are closed-source only AMD can fix this..
.AlbertP wrote:Perhaps you can press E on the Grub bootloader screen and add nomodeset on the next-to-last line, and boot that way.
AlbertP wrote: After that you can install the 11.11 drivers from AMD's website.
You might need to hold Shift just after the BIOS screen disappears, for the Grub screen to be visible.
AlbertP wrote:AMD have promised that the 12.1 driver will work better. I think Mint 13 next year will have it working fine.
And if Mint 11 (or 9 or 10 for that matter) works for you, just keep using it.
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