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After asking my friend about why linux wouldn't install correctly on my newer PC, but ran just fine on my older one, he told me that it may be because of my ATI chipset. He says lots of people were having problems getting Linux to behave with ATI chipsets and that may be my underlying problem. He referred me to this site to see if I may be able to find answers from people in a similar predicament. Basically, here is my problem:
I'm on this new PC. It's not the best, but it's much better than my older one. I'm trying to install Ubuntu linux on it. I tried 2 ways: The Wubi way and the bootable disc way. Both times, I get the same thing: A very distorted image as if it were a TV that was begging for an antenna signal. It worked on my old (VERY old) PC just fine, so I don't know why this is any difference.
These are what the specs look like
Micro-Star MS-7184 MOBO ATI Xpress 200 chipset
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0ghz processor
~1.5 gigs of DDR Ram
On-Board graphics, 128mb of video memory, everything else onboard as well.
My old PC was much worse, despite this newer one not being very good (at least by the elitists' standards.)
Anyone else ever had this problem or could help me?