A new ubuntu user here and i've just installed it on an older laptop of mine with the above graphics card; and ati x1300 mobility.
I have a dual boot setup with windows xp.
my issue is that I cannot boot normally without pressing E in the grub menu and adding either nomodeset or radeon.modeset=0 in place of quiet and splash.
When i do load after this, the display is quite laggy. I've looked around but I am at a loss with what i do; i've gathered that there are
- ati drivers
- fglrx drivers
- xorg drivers
and apparently the only ones that work for my series of card is the xorg drivers. so i did:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
as per this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1723067
but when i restarted it didn’t help and i still got the purple screen. Im not sure i installed correctly
I've also tried installing fglrx and then subsequently purging it because it didint work.
As an addendum to that, fglrx got me past the blank purple screen but i it stalled with: "The system is running in low-graphics mode your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected" and froze on that screen."
Any help would be greatly appreciated. regards