I just got a new special edition HP laptop (dv6-6145dx). It's got the AMD A8-3500m fusion APU and 8gb of ddr3 1333mhz ram.. anyways.. I tried to install the amd64 iso and it turned the screen black before the install screen popped up. My friend suggested I try the i386 iso, which I did. I installed linux just fine (except for apparently it didn't recognize my graphics card, so it fell back to the ugly blue screen install version).
Therefore, when I booted up for the first time in Linux, it too turned the screen black, so I rebooted into recovery. When I did that, it loaded into command line, and when I tried to get into the GUI, it told me no screens were detected.. so I have no clue how to fix my problem..