I just installed Ubuntu 11.10, first time linux yay.
When I boot into Ubuntu, everything seems to work fine for a few seconds, but then my computer starts to make lots of noise and it shuts down.
I did some research and it is probably because my graphics card is not supported: AMD Radeon 6470M.
I found a few solutions here and there, but I can't do anything in Ubuntu because my laptop shuts down after a few seconds. What can I do? Should I boot without gui or something? Do I have to buy a new graphics card that is supported?
I'm a total noob when it comes to linux so please answer in a very specific way. Sometimes I read answers like 'pass video=640x480 into the kernel', I do not know how to do stuff like that.
Please help me, using Windows any longer will make me cry :(