ATI Radeon 9250 video card issue
I'm just looking at switching (or at least trying and experimenting) to linux. I've downloaded several live cd's (Knoppix, simplyMEPIS, PCLinuxOS, and several others) just to see which distro I like. I'd like to do a hdd install and dualboot with Windows XP.
My HP Pavillion xl761 has an onboard video card and a PCI ATI Radeon 9250. Whenever I boot a live CD or install a distro just with using the onboard card, everything works fine. Whenever I boot using the PCI ATI card, the system freezes right before loading the GUI, regardless of the distro. I'd like to use linux with my ATI card (128mb RAM vs 4mb onboard). What should I do? Should I install a linux distro and install the ATI drivers? Sorry to be a newbie, but can anyone walk me through this?
Thank you very much!