Thinkpad Edge AMD Turion P520\ATI Radeon HD 4250 Problem
Not sure this is the right place to post this.
Bought a new Thinkpad Edge two months ago & ran into first major Linux problem that I could not solve. Everything seems to work except word processing is a big problem, especially online in forums! Words I'm typing suddenly move into another line, entire short phrases move and I must find them. The box I'm writing in even jumps away and I lost all my text!
I've tried the newest LinuxMint 9, both KDE and GNOME versions, Simply Mepis 8.5 & 10.XX, PuppyLinux 5.1 and the newest Ubuntu 10.XX (since the others are a little behind Ubuntu). the problem varies but remains. I've gone back to using my Thinkpad T-60 as my primary computer. LinuxMint,
Mepis, & Puppy work great in it.
I tried the related forums and got replies from "no problems" in my notebook to a suggestion I do something I cannot do, namely turn off
something in settings that doesn't exist in my settings menus.
I'm hoping I can get effective advice here. I have:
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 0199-23U, AMD Turion II dual core P520 2.3GHz
ATI Radeon HD 4250
I suspect my problem is related to the AMD P520 processor or
the ATI Radeon HD 4250
Any thoughts on this? Solutions maybe?
Note: I am not stuck on LinuxMint or Mepis and I already tried PuppyLinux (Lucid) 4.1... What stumps me is why Ubuntu 10.XX gives me the same problem. Is it possible I must find a distro version for AMD 64 bit? I don't think I'll be buying another notebook with AMD, though Win 7 users seem to like the Turion P520.
Wish now, I returned the Edge and bought a used T-61p.