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Author:  Jon Valentine [ Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Black Screen of Death with ATI/Radeon Graphics Drivers

I like this new distribution but I can not use it. When I install the ATI/Radeon graphics drivers using the tool for it and reboot I get nothing past GRUB. Is there a fix for this? It is a pity that I can not use this. Since I am a military veteran who helps military veterans and their families obtain benefits they deserve I have to make sure what I install will work and hold up through my rigorous testing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU in advance.

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Black screen of death

That driver, which is not open source, is notoriously buggy and unstable and always has been, ever since I began using Linux. I get along well with the default graphics driver.

That said, I'll install it and see what happens and report back.

Author:  Jon Valentine [ Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Black screen of death

Stephen, I finally tried it without installing the proprietary graphics driver. Seems OK. Probably will not be able to run Compiz but that is not a show stopper for me. Other than that GREAT JOB! I will stick with this distribution.

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Black screen of death

Thanks, Jon. :)

I'll still try to give that driver a go soon. I'm right now trying to complete a MATE-only version. I uploaded the XFCE-only version last night, which shaved off about 200MB from the download.

Author:  Jon Valentine [ Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Black screen of death

:) I appreciate that Stephen. Still no issues as of yet, and I have put the fresh install through the ringer. So again great job!! Seems like I finally found a version of Linux I like. Will donate more when I am better off-like after the holidays. Got to save up to get the Harley out of the shop and Christmas presents for my wife and 5 grand kids.

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