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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Graphical Installation Issue

Posted by: minimayem Jan 23 2009, 09:06 AM

hello all,

first of all let me say im relativly new to linux, had to use it in a business enviroment last year (mail server, zonefiles and VoIP) but beyond that I wasnt able to play around (for obvious reasons!) or learn much beyond what I needed to know. now i've decided to install it on my laptop, on a sperate partition to my current windows os.

i've downloaded the i686 livecd, and booted from the cd with no errors. however once the installer actually started, all i could see was 3 seperate blocks of the installer, with jagged lines criss-crossing across the screen, basically looking like my video card was on the blink. its not, as it works in windows fine.

i could see that while the installer was starting up it detected the video card, which is a ATI Radeon Xpress 200, and it detected the resolutions okay too, and yet it displays in this funky way? fumbling around I got into the actual operating system, to go to the display settings and there were no resolution options available.

i imagen this is quite a noobish question, but i used to only ever use gentoo through the command line, and dont know my way around the graphical system properly, which is made 300 times harder when you cant actually see the desktop.

any help would be greatly appreciated,



Posted by: michaelk Jan 23 2009, 09:32 PM

Which live CD distribution are you trying to install?

Posted by: minimayem Jan 24 2009, 05:55 AM

I'm trying to install Gentoo, it has been suggested that I try another distribution, which I believe is hinting that my video card is incompatible, is this true? I guess if the only way I can get this to work is by using a different distrib, my heart will sink tho sad.gif

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