I recently bought a new computer, and have been trying to install linux on it, 11.10 x64. It is a HP pavilion dv6-6117dx.

  • 2.4GHz/1.5GHz VISION A8 Technology from AMD with AMD Quad-Core A8-3500M Accelerated Processor
  • AMD Radeon HD 6620G Discrete-Class Graphics

I am pretty sure i picked a unsupported graphics card or something. I have tried booting from usb as well, but the screen becomes blank after rebooting.


From this post on the Ubuntu Forums


Use radeon.modeset=0 as a boot option

then install the ati driver

First add the Canonical Partners repository



sudo apt-get update
sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh 
sudo rm /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx* 
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-'uname -r'
sudo apt-get install fglrx
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo reboot

The second through fourth commands may get a file nor found... Thats okay. Ensuring fragments are not there.

You may need these commands (I am not sure)

sudo echo options radeon modeset=0 > /etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf
sudo update-initramfs -u

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