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Thanks in advance for any help, scratching my head on this one. System info:

Dell D810
Pentium M 1.73Ghz not hyperthread capable (thinking that may be an issue)
1024 MB RAM
Video ATI Mobility Radeon X300
Video Bios
Video Memory 64 MB
15.4" wide VGA
Native Resolution 1280 by 800
Bodhi Linux 3.8.0 generic

So as I said, when running the no mode set through the live USB all is good, able to run the system and preform the install. After not having any luck getting past the login screen, I rebooted to the live cd and ran boot-repair. After that I was able to get into grub and add the nomodeset param, no luck. Rebooted again, logged in via terminal at login screen (ctrl+alt+f1) then ran

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Not sure what I'm missing, I've used this same setup on Dell E5400 perfectly. If I need to provide any other info, please let me know and I'll get it asap. Thanks!

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Did you run update-grub after changing the /etc/default/grub file? Having said that, your card should be fully supported by the open source driver without resorting to nomodeset - so report this bug upstream at the mailing list or bug tracker on wiki.x.org/wiki/radeon –  bain Jun 21 '14 at 9:36

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