Install and Video/Display Issue

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Install and Video/Display Issue

Postby dm_fw » 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?


    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 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:28 pm

Have you tried installing the ATI drivers using Envy.

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Postby Husse » 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
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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