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Old 03-15-2014, 05:52 PM   #1
Thextexan
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Display problems with Dell Inspiron 1501


Hello all. I have recently completed a successful installation of Linux Mint 16 on my desktop PC. I since have installed it on a Dell Inspiron 1501 with not so successful results.
My biggest problem that has me at a complete standstill is the display showing vertical colored lines. I am unable to get past this point even booting from the CD.
The initial install went ok, and I was working on getting the wireless card to work. I shut the machine off, and when I turned it back on, vertical lines.
I have gone into the GRUB and edited a line with "nomodeset" after 'hand off'. I have removed 'quiet splash' and inserted same. I have inserted "nomodeset xforcevesa" and get same results.
I am dead in the water with this. Is there anything else I can try?
I have tried compatability mode and get same.
The card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
This link was what I was looking at.
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257
I didn't know where else to post this...
 
Old 03-16-2014, 11:05 AM   #2
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Since Mint comes in many versions and you have not mentioned which version or Desktop.

Also since Mint is pretty close to being Ubuntu/

Here ya go.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 11:31 AM   #3
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mint@mint ~ $ cat /etc/linuxmint/info
RELEASE=16
CODENAME=petra
EDITION="Cinnamon 32-bit"
DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 16 Petra"
DESKTOP=Gnome
TOOLKIT=GTK
NEW_FEATURES_URL=http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_petra_cinnamon_whatsnew.php
RELEASE_NOTES_URL=http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_petra_cinnamon.php
USER_GUIDE_URL=http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
GRUB_TITLE=Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 32-bit

This is off the desktop PC installation...
 
Old 03-16-2014, 12:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the links...will work on it
 
Old 03-17-2014, 06:36 PM   #5
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Update

This has really gotten crazy. I attached another monitor to the vga connector and was able to try many things but none of them have worked. I have changed the timeout on the video to 1 minute, and when it awakens, the laptop display will work. Thanks for all your suggestions.

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