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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 :(

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closed as too localized by Eric Carvalho, Basharat Sialvi, Thomas W., Kevin Bowen, Seth Apr 4 '13 at 3:06

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Proabably an overheating issue, have a look at askubuntu.com/q/34449/6969 –  Lekensteyn Mar 3 '12 at 12:52
Yes nice, but how will I get the chance to get into my terminal when it shuts down after a few seconds? –  Thomas Mar 3 '12 at 15:08
Try recovery mode. –  Lekensteyn Mar 3 '12 at 15:25
This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, are you still looking for an answer? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  Eric Carvalho Apr 3 '13 at 1:21

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