I'm having a hardware/driver problem with my Radeon HD 5450 card. Very grateful if anyone could help!
I'm setting up a new Ubuntu Server. I've assembled a machine and installed "Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS". The installation went fine. But the system hanged at boot - and the monitor went to sleep. I found help online, saying it could be caused be an unsupported video card. And yes - when I add "nomodeset" at boot I get a login prompt.
I did a "jockey-text --list", and found that the supported Ubuntu-driver was "fglrx". I installed that with apt-get.
I thought that would solve it, but it didn't. Now, when I boot without "nomodeset", I get a blank screen. The monitor doesn't go to sleep, but nothing is shown no matter what I do. The system is up, though - I can ping it and do a Alt+PrntScr R-S-E-I-N-U-B-reset. If I boot with "nomodeset" and then do a "startx" manually, I get the same blank screen.
Any ideas? The "fglrx"-driver should word fine with my card. (The card was released 2010, the driver is from 2012.) I looked at the Ubuntu wiki at "http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Precise_Installation_Guide", and tested generating a new xorg.conf file and a couple of other things. But I'd rather not hassle with installing drivers manually (downloading drivers from amd.com and building packages from ZIP-files) - I'm not that experienced...